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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Position: F-G
Born: 12/06/94
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:242 lbs. / 109.8 kg.
Salary: $27,528,088
Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams was recently slammed by NBA analyst Amin Elhassan for going into the Milwaukee Bucks’ locker room after his team’s Game 6 loss in the NBA Finals (and then Suns fans slammed Elhassan for slamming Williams). A recent video from ESPN’s Malika Andrews on Twitter might clear up some of the controversy surrounding the issue. In the video, an interview with Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks star says that he invited the Suns coach into the Milwaukee locker room.
Antetokounmpo also said this during the interview: “It was an amazing moment. He came up to me and told me, “Congrats.” And he’s a great coach. He got the best out of his team. … I felt like the right thing to do was to take him in the locker room and allow him to talk to the team. Because I think he wanted to talk to the team, but he didn’t want to stop the celebration.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo: 'All I’m thinking about is how can we get better'

At this moment, Antetokounmpo puffed out his chest and grabbed my left hand to put it where I could feel his heartbeat. It was indeed racing. “My heart is beating fast, bro,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s crazy. It’s fucking crazy.” “But all I’m thinking about is how can we get better. Now that we’re on the top. A lot of people are going to try to pull us down at every opportunity. We have to get better. We have to take care of our guys and our team and everybody. We have to get better. We have to enjoy this as much as possible but I’m telling you. I’m telling you, we have to get better, you know what I’m saying?
“I’m going through pictures and I look at myself in the bubble, I was, I was basically sad,” Antetokounmpo said, when asked to explain how different things are now compared to the bubble. “I was sad, you know?” “And now I’m here and I’m on top of the world right now. With the whole city supporting us. How many people were out here today? I don’t even know, but there are a lot of people. I’m happy, man. A lot of hard work, you gotta have patience and you gotta stay on the grind. No matter what is going on. If you’re sad, happy, feeling good, win, lose, you gotta stay on the course. And that’s what we did and that’s why we won.”
“When I left the bubble, my family (is what helped me move forward),” Antetokounmpo said. “I disconnected from the world, disconnected from free agency talks, disconnected from my team. “Even now, I unfollowed everybody on Instagram, all that shit. That shit does not matter. What matters is being happy. I was looking for my happiness, my joy of the game again. I found it. I came back. And we won. And we gotta keep doing it.”