Three people were killed and others were injured amid multiple shooting incidents in Milwaukee on Friday.
President Joe Biden welcomed the champions into the White House, the first team in nearly five years.
The 15-year pro and all-time leading scorer at Duke University called it a career on a special edition of his podcast "The Old Man and the Three" on Tuesday.
Malika Andrews was tabbed as the host for the show that will replace "The Jump," which Nichols hosted for five years but was canceled by ESPN in August.
The Canadian rapper and Toronto Raptors superfan called out the Milwaukee Bucks superstar and NBA Finals MVP in his song "7 a.m. on Bridle Path"
First, James responded to a tweet that he was washed up. Then he addressed his 50 million social media followers.
The Milwaukee Bucks open the 2021-22 season when they take on the Brooklyn Nets on Opening Night.
Large gatherings of Bucks fans celebrating the team's NBA championship reportedly resulted in a COVID outbreak in July.
The former Milwaukee Bucks player became the star of the NBA champs' victory parade.
The 34-year-old spent seven seasons with the network, but did not announce plans for what she would do next in her career.
"This is Giannis' moment. He earned it and we're proud of him," said Yiannis Tzikas, who owns the Kivotos Cafe near where Giannis Antetokounmpo grew up.
The late Lakers superstar had challenged the "Greek Freak" to win an MVP crown and an NBA title in tweets posted in 2017 and 2019.
The win was the Milwaukee Bucks' first NBA championship victory in 50 years and only the second in the franchise's history.
The 26-year-old became the youngest broadcaster in history to present the NBA Finals Trophy presentation after ESPN chose her ahead of Nichols.
It's the first NBA title for the Bucks since the 1970-71 season, when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led them to the only other title in team history.
This comes as COVID-19 is starting to surge again in the U.S. with the new Delta variant.
The Suns shooting guard finished with 31 points on Thursday night, as Phoenix defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 118-108 in Game 2.
The two-time MVP missed Game 5 and Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals after hyperextending his left knee and is a doubt for Tuesday night.
The Phoenix Suns lead the LA Clippers 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals, while the Eastern Conference Finals begins on Wednesday, June 23.
The two-time NBA MVP said he couldn't imagine his kid growing up as a Black man in the current climate in America.
"Could you imagine today, if those were all Black people storming the Capitol, and what would have happened?" one NBA coach asked.
Former Bucks head coach George Karl believes the team's social justice efforts helped flip the state blue.
After postponing playoff games on Wednesday and Thursday, the NBA has reached an agreement with players to resume the playoffs and demonstrate a greater commitment to social justice issues.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans support the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers and other NBA teams that have refused to play in the season playoffs in protest against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
Both leagues postponed tonight's games in response to unrest following Jacob Blake's shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following postponements on Wednesday night.
The NBA is scheduled to hold a meeting with the players at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night to decide the next steps to take following the boycotts.
The Milwaukee players never showed up for warmups prior to their Game 5 playoff with the Orlando Magic. The Magic players and the referees eventually left the floor as well. This follows a police shooting and two nights of riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The NBA season resumes in the Orlando bubble on Thursday, when the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Utah Jazz.