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A video circulated after the Phoenix Suns' lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night of coach Monty Williams congratulating the Milwaukee Bucks in their locker room.

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Milwaukee Bucks forwards Khris Middleton (22) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrate after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer and his players celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Confetti falls down on Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) as Milwaukee Bucks players celebrate after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer and his players celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks players celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) walks with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates in the final seconds during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) loses the ball against Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns' Cameron Johnson (23) and Devin Booker (1) hug as Milwaukee Bucks players celebrate after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) loses the ball against Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) raises his arms in front of Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates in front of Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) kisses the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds the MVP trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds the MVP trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) in the final seconds of Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) in the final seconds of Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forwards Khris Middleton (22) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrate after winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Fans gather outside Fiserv Forum to watch Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks players stand for the national anthem before Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) is defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks to pass against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) scrabbles for a loose ball with Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) shoots in front of Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) is fouled by Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) puts up a shot against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams directs his team against the Milwaukee Bucks during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) grabs a rebound between Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) and Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) blocks a shot by Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) passes while defended by Phoenix Suns forwards Cameron Johnson (23) and Jae Crowder (99) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) is defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) drives against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) has the ball deflected away by Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) lays the ball in against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) looks to pass against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis (9) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) passes against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer argues a call with referee Scott Foster (48) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) falls over a screen by Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) while defending guard Chris Paul (3) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) puts a shot up against Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) has his shot blocked by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) jumps center with Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) walks back on defense against the Phoenix Suns during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) slams two against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) turns towards fans after a three point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) has the ball deflected away by Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots a free throw against the Phoenix Suns during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) has the ball deflected away by Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) defends against Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) tries to argue with referee Scott Foster (48) while Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis (9) gets in the middle during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) questions a call by referee Scott Foster (48) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) questions a call by referee Scott Foster (48) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum July 20, 2021.
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In the video, Williams is heard saying, “I just wanted to come and congratulate you guys as a man and coach," Williams said. "You guys deserved it. I’m thankful for the experience. You guys made me a better coach. You made us a better team. Congratulations.”

a man standing in front of a baseball player holding a racket: Monty Williams directed the Suns to the NBA Finals in his third season as the team's coach. © Jeff Hanisch, USA TODAY Sports Monty Williams directed the Suns to the NBA Finals in his third season as the team's coach.

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"You made me a better coach, you made us a better team."@Suns HC Monty Williams congratulates the @Bucks in the locker room after Game 6 👏 pic.twitter.com/5VT9CiOm0s

— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 21, 2021

NBA writers flooded social media and wrote a lot of stories about Williams' visit and his comments after it occurred, with many writing something about how "classy" the move was.

But not everyone evidently agreed.

Amin Elhassan, a former Suns executive and a former ESPN analyst, blasted the Suns coach for the visit to the opposing locker room on the Rich Eisen Show.

"Let me just start by saying Monty Williams is an excellent human being," Elhassan, now with Meadowlark Media, said. "He is literally one of the best among us, a genuinely good guy who is well liked and treats everybody respectfully and treats his job respectfully. A very good coach. I thought he did an awesome job with this team not just this year, but last year. I thought he did an awesome job in these finals, it's hard to stop something like Giannis. I wish nothing but the best for Monty."

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Elhassan then questioned the timing of Williams' going into the Bucks' locker room.

"Having said that, I felt it was a little too ‘Look at me Louie’ out there," he told Ben Lyons of the Rich Eisen Show. "I mean you’re gonna walk into the winner’s locker room in the middle of their championship celebration, make them pause the celebration to say a big speech about how you've made us a better coach and how you've made us a better team. Come on."

Amin Elhassan slams Monty Williams:

"I felt it was a little too ‘Look at me Louie’ out there. I mean you’re gonna walk into the winner’s locker room in the middle of their championship celebration, make them pause the celebration to say a big speech… Come on"

(@RichEisenShow) pic.twitter.com/lFiJviP4Ia

— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 22, 2021

Elhassan wasn't finished.

He continued: "If you are that empathetic where you know hey, even in this moment of defeat I gain a kernel of victory by having faced this formidable foe, then you are empathetic enough to know I'll just wait until I catch them in the hallway."

When it was mentioned by Lyons that Giannis might have asked Monty Williams to come in, Elhassan replied, "He came to their locker room, he's not going to usher him from the visitor's locker room. He saw him in the doorway and was like 'hey, come in man.' There's a big difference there …  Again, if it were anyone else by Monty I feel like a lot of people would be on my side on this one. I get it, I'm not popular anyway. I'm OK with taking the unpopular stance which is I was a little bit, man, let them have their moment. "

Elhassan's comments didn't go over too well with many on social media.

You can listen to his complete remarks on the topic in the tweet below.

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Since this quote is being passed around, here's the full clip of @DarthAmin w/ @iambenlyons talking about how he viewed #WeAreTheValley Monty Williams speaking to the Bucks after Game 6:#NBA#NBATwitter#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/v0SL5YXiwB

— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) July 22, 2021

Do you agree with him about Williams' visit to the Bucks' locker room?

VOTE: Do you have any issues with Monty Williams visiting the #Bucks' locker room after the #Suns' Game 6 #NBAFinals loss? (One analyst apparently does: https://t.co/kJPh0Nevfb) @azcsports @azcentral

— Jeremy Cluff (@Jeremy_Cluff) July 22, 2021

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