Giannis Antetokounmpo gives a young Milwaukee Bucks fan some hilarious advice and tips on what to practice while playing basketball
Giannis Antetokounmpo really became one of the best players in the league without a jump shot. Damn.
Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely adore the Greek Freak. And personally, despite being a neutral fan, I was supporting the Bucks to win it all. But still, even I have to admit, the player has managed something close to impossible. And no one can really tell if that’s a good or bad thing.
That said, the player has somehow never wanted to rely completely on his current playstyle. We see it during practices, and games as well, Giannis desperately wants to develop a reliable jumper. And frankly, if his performance from the free-throw line in game 6 of the finals is any indication, he’s making some serious progress on that end of things.
With the amount of work he’s putting in for a jumper, the player probably knows how important one can be in a hooper’s arsenal. And out of this knowledge, we got a hilarious little dialogue between the Bucks superstar and young fan who got to meet him.
“Don’t be like me!”: Giannis Antetokounmpo tells a young fan to focus on his shooting not just dunking the ball
By all accounts (except James Harden’s of course), the Greek Freak is a pretty humble guy. He has shown himself to be a kind and light-hearted soul whenever he is off the floor, and for the most part, is well-liked by fans and teammates.
With that mindset, the superstar recently agreed to meet a very young boy who is a fan of the Milwaukee Bucks. And what he said to him was downright hilarious.
“Can you shoot?… That’s good you know? Don’t be like me, don’t be only dunking!”
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 28, 2021
Even the training staff that were around him burst out laughing at this, while the fan himself was adorably just a bit too shy to give little more than a sweet smile.
Man, we love Giannis Antetokounmpo when he’s on the court. But, this is why the off-the-court version of him will always be goated.