Greek Basketball Federation: A series of clues by which we were particularly worried about since Giannis arrived in Greece and the national team training camp started, had created the conviction of an organized and well-staged plan by the NBA franchise in which Giannis has signed. Everything was in full knowledge of the NBA, if not encouraged by the NBA, and the athlete was put in a very difficult place and ultimately was obliged today to inform that he can’t be a member of the national team.
January 19, 2018 | 2:28 pm EST Update
Reporter: Do you think it’s gonna be hard for you to function between now and Feb. 8th (trade deadline)? Kemba Walker: “No, I’m a pro, man. This is what I do. I play basketball and I go hard each and every day regardless of what’s going on in my life (…) If anything I’d rather be playing than just sitting around. Basketball is what helps me cope with anything, so no, it won’t be a problem at all.”
Eric Nehm: I asked Giannis Antetokounmpo if he wanted to be Team LeBron James or Team Stephen Curry. His response: “The only thing I’m thinking about is to not get picked last. I don’t care who picks me.”