Giannis Antetokounmpo Rumors

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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Position: F-G
Born: 12/06/94
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $24,157,304
Coming into the season, the Eastern Conference was generally seen as having three teams in its top tier: the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. After a 2-0 start, Milwaukee is making it known that it is a force to be reckoned with as well. “New arena, new practice facility, new coach,” Antetokounmpo said after the 118-101 win over the Pacers. “This is the right time to be a Buck.” Despite the Brewers being in a win-or-go-home game less than three miles away, Milwaukee sports fans filled the new, $524 million arena. Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and NBA commissioner Adam Silver both were among the 17,341 in attendance.
2 days ago via ESPN
On Friday, Antetokounmpo finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. He had put up 22 points and 11 rebounds by halftime. It is the second time in his career that he has had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the first half, according to ESPN Stats & Information. While he went 0-for-7 from beyond the arc, he vowed to keep shooting. “It’s going up,” Antetokounmpo said. “I am not stopping. I worked hard this summer. I am not stopping.”
2 days ago via ESPN
Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points to help Milwaukee beat the Indiana Pacers 118-101 on Friday night in the regular-season opener in the new Fiserv Forum. The Bucks hoisted up a franchise-record 47 3-point attempts. “To some degree if we’re attacking the paint, we’re attacking the basket and we’re getting great shots there, then we’ll take them,” first-year Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “If there’s going to be rotations, there’s going to be helps, there’s going to be shifts, and there’s opportunities to shoot threes, then we’ll take those.”
While other leagues get lost in debates about the integrity of the game, NBA players go out of pocket on the regular and don’t hear a peep from the league. When asked — let’s take a moment here and consider the sentence I am about to write — about Giannis Antetokounmpo telling fans on Instagram Live that his girlfriend gave him a bell that says “Ring for a Blowjob” on Valentines Day, an NBA spokesman said they didn’t even remember hearing about it. Even teammates sharing inside jokes are shrugged aside. Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma have been roasting each other online for the better part of a year now. The Lakers reportedly wanted them to tone things down for their own purposes, but the league-at-large seems unbothered. Rather than respond to online hoopla, it allows these moments to play out, redefining what and who qualifies as a ‘story’. As a result of players posting their offseason workouts on Instagram, for example, NBA trainers have become minor celebrities. Next year, you could read an article about the trainers’ new agents. Even an NBA player unfollowing his team account is an event.
“(When) Bud came to the team he told me, ‘Giannis, I’m going to need you to shoot the ball. I don’t care if you make it, miss it, hit the backboard, airball, I don’t care – shoot the ball,'” Antetokounmpo recalled. “So it’s weird. But that’s even extra motivation. I’m going to work hard on my three and I know it’s going to make me a better player a year from now, two years from now.”