Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks saw their championship hopes get wiped away on Tuesday night as they lost to the Miami Heat and were sent packing from the Orlando bubble after losing the series 4-1 to Jimmy Butler and Co.
It was a stunning end for a franchise that seemed destined to contend for a championship this year. The Bucks had a NBA-best 57 wins this season and appeared to have more than what it would take to win the East.
Instead, they were pretty much embarrassed by a Heat team that has been red hot in the playoffs.
These reactions from the team pretty much sum up how big of a disappoint this playoff exit is:
Antetokounmpo won’t be an unrestricted free agent until after next season but the Bucks do have a chance this offseason to sign him to a gigantic supermax extension that would keep him in Milwaukee through the 2025-26 season. If Giannis doesn’t sign that it will be super awkward in Milwaukee and could lead to a trade or lead to him leaving once he becomes a free agent. Or it could just lead him staying in Milwaukee for at least next year and trying to run it back again.
Either way, NBA fans were quick to find new homes for Giannis: