Axel Toupane becomes the sixth French NBA champion | NBA


Even if he only participated in four small games in these 2021 playoffs (for 1.3 points and 1.0 rebound on average), and none in the Finals, Axel Toupane has indeed a status of NBA champion since this night!

Signed by the Bucks last March, just after going through the G-League box, the 28-year-old winger therefore becomes the sixth Frenchman to win the NBA title. He succeeds his compatriots Tony Parker (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014), Ian Mahinmi (2011), Rodrigue Beaubois (2011), Ronny Turiaf (2012) and Boris Diaw (2014).

A great reward for Axel Toupane, who still spoke in our columns ahead of these Finals, and who has had a tumultuous journey since his debut in the NBA in 2016.

In addition to the Bucks, the native of Mulhouse also went through the Nuggets and the Pelicans, between fiscal years 2015/16 and 2016/17, before finally returning to Europe and then trying his luck again in the United States, via the Great League antechamber to get a jump seat in the NBA.

And it is finally in Wisconsin that the French has recently put down his suitcases, certainly struggling to impose himself in the rotation of Mike Budenholzer, but finding his place in the group thanks to his professionalism.

“Free agent” this summer, Axel Toupane will focus later on his contractual situation, since several days of celebration now await him in Milwaukee, where the party promises to be magnificent!

Axel ToupanePercentageRebounds
2016-17 *All Teams41255.625.
2016-17 *MIL230.
2016-17 *NOP22162.533.


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