Giannis Antetokounmpo hints at leaving Milwaukee Bucks after delivering them a championship, giving a hilarious response to a reporter’s question.
The Milwaukee Bucks ended their 50-year championship drought this year. Giannis and co-delivered the city of Milwaukee their first championship since 1971.
Despite being down 0-2 in the series initially, the Bucks won their next 4 consecutive games. The Greek Freak was crowned Finals MVP.
Giannis averaged 35.2 PPG, 13.2 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.2 SPG, and 1.8 BPG on a 61.8% shooting from the field. The superstar had 3 games with at least 40-points, including a Game Seven 50-point performance.
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During the post-match conference, when reminded about his statement that he wouldn’t leave the Bucks without winning a championship, Giannis replied, with a dash of humor saying, he’s out now.
Giannis Antetokounmpo gives a reporter a hilarious reply after being asked about his future with the Milwaukee Bucks
During the 2020-21 off-seasons, Giannis signed a supermax contract with the Bucks. The details of the contract included a 5-year $228M deal, including an opt-out in the 4th year.
Giannis had the following to say, “This is a big moment for me and my family and I want to thank the Bucks organization for believing in us. You took a chance on us eight years ago and now putting my signature on a contract like this is unreal.”
This is my home, this is my city.. I’m blessed to be able to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years. Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, let’s get it. 🤎🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/895tCBE9RK
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) December 15, 2020
The Greek Freak had in 2017 stated that he had loyalty inside his DNA, indicating that he would continue with the Bucks.
Giannis delivered on his promise that he had taken over 7-years ago, stating that he would not leave Milwaukee until he doesn’t bring the city a championship.
I’ll never leave the team and the city of Milwaukee till we build the team to a championship level team..
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) July 17, 2014
During the post-match press conference, when asked about the above statement, Giannis hilariously got up and told the reporter he would be leaving the franchise.
As far as Giannis’ future with the Bucks goes, the superstar has time and again mentioned his loyalty to the franchise.