As sports fans, we are always looking ahead at who will be the next dynasty. Many thought the Lakers would be unbeatable, but after just one title last year, they were de-throned in the first round of the 2021 Playoffs. This has seemingly left a door open, at least a little bit, for a new team to reign supreme. Enter Milwaukee.
The Bucks have been on a meteoric rise ever since Giannis Antetokounmpo began to come into his own. As Giannis learned more about his play style and expanded his game, Milwaukee grew. The entire time Giannis was developing, Khris Middleton was also becoming a perfect partner in silence.
Giannis and Khris=Batman and Robin
There is no denying the dominance of Giannis. He is a one-of-a-kind talent that has the capability to define this generation of basketball. Primed to be the next face of the NBA post-Lebron, Giannis has the skills to be unstoppable for the foreseeable future.
However, his job is made much easier because he has his Robin by his side. Just as Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen and Lebron had Dwayne Wade (and now Anthony Davis), Giannis has chosen Middleton as his partner in crime. Their play styles compliment each other to perfection. Giannis plays mostly inside whereas Khris is a knockdown 3-point shooter. Giannis drives into the paint with a full head of steam, and Khris is ready if it is kicked outside.
Completing the power trio is Jrue Holiday, an underrated two-way threat with the ability to change the game in an instant. Holiday’s time in New Orleans was rather quiet to most NBA fans, but his skills have remained steady throughout his tenure. Jrue’s basketball IQ and game sense allow him to make big plays when they matter most.
The best way to demonstrate Jrue’s fit would be to call your attention back to one of the most electrifying plays of the NBA Finals:
Jrue Holiday’s game-sealing steal put the Bucks up 3-2 in the series. With the team heading back home to Milwaukee for Game 6, Holiday essentially sealed the trophy for this young Bucks squad.
Will Milwaukee be the next dynasty? It may be too soon to tell, but all signs seem to be pointing to yes. Assuming the team stays together and no significant injuries arise, the Milwaukee Bucks can be the team of the future. Step aside, LA, your time is up.