Giannis’ Refreshing Remarks

Yesterday in Milwaukee, as Bucks’ fans celebrated Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP award, he told the crowd something that was a change of pace from MVP winners in the past. “After this day July 14, please please please, do me this favor so I can be a better player and lift this city to a championship. After this day, don’t call me MVP until I win it again next year…Let’s go get the
big trophy now.” Giannis knows an MVP award is a drop in the hat compared to what the city of Milwaukee really wants: an NBA championship. Last year, the Bucks were bounced in 5 games
against the eventual champion Toronto Raptors. After letting guard Malcolm Brogdon sign with the Indiana Pacers, letting veteran Pau Gasol walk, re-signing Brook Lopez, and inking his
brother Robin Lopez, the Bucks are favored to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Granted, no more Kawhi, but most of the teams in the East got better. The Celtics got
Kemba Walker, the Sixers sign Al Horford, the Nets acquire Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, but Durant won’t be available until 2020 at the earliest coming off his Achilles tear. Giannis’ biggest weakness is a lack of a consistent 3 pointer. In a 3 and D league (despite being 6’10), that’s your primary weapon to use. If he can do that, Milwaukee’s ceiling is limitless. Giannis, as we saw from numerous posters this year, is like a skyscraper on wheels when he enters the paint and can also defend at a high level. Giannis has his priorities right. He wants to win this city a championship. Keep in mind, LeBron James felt the same way in his younger days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. If I’m a Bucks fan, I am getting a tad uneasy because Giannis will be a free agent in 2021. Don’t be surprised if the lure to team up with another superstar comes calling if he
can’t deliver this town a title. After all, he won’t be able to attract top players to team up with him in Milwaukee so he would have to go elsewhere to get some rings.

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