Giannis Antetokounmpo Rumors

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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: $25,842,697
With the numbers 23 and 33 dangling from the rafters of the United Center, a 19-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo was in awe of his first experience playing on the road against the Chicago Bulls in December 2013. “I definitely want to be one of the best players to ever play, but in order for me to do that, I’ve got to be locked in every night,” Antetokounmpo told ESPN on Monday night, as he reflected on that initial trip here. “Because at the end of the day, if you don’t win, it doesn’t count. All the effort you spent, if you don’t win, it really doesn’t count.”
Eric Woodyard: Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds in Milwaukee’s 115-111 win over the Chicago Bulls. Afterward he conducted his interview with Bucks athletic trainer Scott Faust’s 22-month-old daughter, Cadence. She didn’t last long 😂

It’s the latest effort by teams to entice ticket-buying fans to come to new and renovated NBA arenas. Atlanta spent almost $200 million to renovate State Farm Arena; Milwaukee last year opened its $477 Fiserv Forum. “For us it was really a no-brainer,” said Matt Pazaras, the Bucks’ senior vice president for business development and strategy. “There’s nothing like seeing a Giannis dunk live, and if we can supplement that experience with this technology, great. But if people are experiencing the Bucks wherever they are, hours away or thousands of miles away, we can still make the experience better.”
Did you feel like Giannis’ aura was too big for you to also be a star? Malcolm Brogdon: Honestly, I think that is part of my growth. Playing with a guy like that has helped me become a better player. So, I don’t think that stunted me at all. I think it actually prepared me more. And I actually got to see what he had to go through on a daily basis. The blame he would get for games we won or lost. He was getting the bulk of what the attention was. I got to see what it was like for a superstar to have to play that way.
Like I mentioned on the Habershow with Brandon Payne, Doncic is a puppeteer. At least once a game, he’ll get a 7-footer to bite on his pump-fake in the lane and giggle on his way back on defense after he lays it in uncontested. It’s mean. He’s currently shooting 64.6 percent on shots in the paint, per NBA.com. Only three players have converted a higher percentage with at least 75 attempts in the paint: Clint Capela, Montrezl Harrell and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Those three are dunk factories. Doncic has one dunk so far.
With the Bucks and Pacers meeting for the first time this season Saturday night in Indianapolis, the conversation grows even louder. “Definitely wish he was still here,” Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “One of my friends, one of the guys that I always teased every day when I see him – call him ugly, we’re just going back and forth. I’m going to miss that, but at the end of the day, you got to do what’s best for you. I wish him the best, I wish his team the best and I’m excited to play against him.”