Plenty of things ran through my mind as I watched the Bucks capture the NBA Championship at Fiserv Forum Tuesday night.
Like, is this real? Is the confetti on the court just part of a dream? All the credit and respect goes to the players, coaches, front office and owners. They built this championship team together and it was a pleasure to see it come to fruition.
Many times I've heard people look down their noses and dismiss sports as unimportant. Trivial. Just games. I beg to differ. Take a look at the diverse crowd in the Deer District and tell me that the Bucks didn't help bring a city together.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in the close-out game and was the easy choice for MVP. If you had to pick one person as the transformational catalyst for the Bucks, he's it. He didn't win the title by himself, but he's the centerpiece. The foundation.
No, the Bucks winning a championship doesn't wave a magic wand and solve all of our problems. I'm just saying it doesn't hurt a city, state and region to be known for a championship team. We've had enough bad news around here. Let's enjoy this together.