Giannis Antetokounmpo the face of Milwaukee Bucks franchise and NBA Finals MVP 2021 and one time NBA champ responds to Gilbert Arenas comments on him.
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In an interview former NBA player Gilbert Arena commented on Giannis and said “Oh, He is the best player in the league.” Not even close. He doesn’t understand basketball yet. Giannis won a championship cool. He doesn’t understand how to be great.
Arenas is a 3× NBA All-Star (2005–2007) All-NBA Second Team (2007) 2× All-NBA Third Team (2005, 2006) NBA Most Improved Player (2003) First-team All-Pac-10 (2001) Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2000).
He criticized Giannis for not having the basketball IQ and surprised by how the Greek freak won an NBA title and gets all the praise.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo after hearing the comments of the former NBA legend responded by saying
“Does it bother me? It makes me work harder.. When I am 45 , 50 years old, I might be a little bitter seeing a 20 year old signing a 3 year, $900 million. Maybe I don’t think so.Giannis Antetokounmpo response to Gilbert Arenas
The Greek Freak also spoke on his plans after retirement and said he wants to be like Tim Duncan.
“When I retire from this game I want to disappear. I want to go somewhere where they’re not going to know me… I want to be like Tim Duncan. Where the hell is Tim Duncan?!”
Can Giannis lead the Bucks to another NBA title?
The Greek Freak recently played for his nation Greece in the Fiba European Championship and he failed to lead his country to glory as he was fouled out in an all important match.
The Bucks lost to Boston Celtics in the 2nd round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoff’s last year. A lot was expected from the Bucks but they failed to live up to their fans expectations. The major issues being the injury of Khris Middleton before the playoff’s.
Milwaukee has all sorted out this season and the roster is filled with big men. Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis, Serge Ibaka and Joe Ingles the big men alongside Giannis.
A lot will be riding on the Greek freak once again in the NBA 2022-23 season. Giannis presence on the court makes a huge difference in the way the Bucks play their game. He is an all round player who can shoot 3 pointers, collect rebounds and a good playmaker, excellent on defense.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks per game. The Bucks will be expecting him to step up his game once again.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Career Stats
Milwaukee has been the home team for Giannis in the NBA since the start of his career he has played only for the Bucks. He started of as rookie in 2013, since then his stats and averages keep on increasing season by season. Giannis has played a total of 656 games for the Bucks averaging 21.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.