Earlier this month, when asked how he managed to control his arrogance despite all his achievements in his NBA career, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke eloquently about his experience from basketball. And the things learned in life.
“I came up with a mentality, when you focus on the past, that is your ego,” Antetokounmpo said. “‘I did it. We were able to beat this team 4-0. I did that in the past. I won in the past.’ When I focus on the future, this is my pride. For example, “Yes, In the next game, game 5, I will do this, this and this. I want to rule. “That’s your pride. Like, it won’t happen. Like, you are here.
“I try to focus on the present, focus on the present. That’s humility. That’s humility. That’s not setting expectations, going out and enjoying the game. Competing at a high level.”
Now that Antetokounmpo has added an NBA championship and NBA Finals MVP award to his resume, this person will show this kind of self a little bit.
On Tuesday night, Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to their first championship since 1971. In Milwaukee’s 105-98 victory over Phoenix, he scored a total of 50 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks.During the post-match media interview, the 26-year-old player reflected on his decision Sign the supermax extension In the Bucks last year, and the importance of bringing a championship to Milwaukee.
“I can’t leave. There is a work that must be done,” Antetokounmpo said. “I don’t think the bubble has brought us justice. Thanks to the Miami Heat. They played well, but they didn’t give us justice. Everyone misses home. We are a family-oriented team and want to see our family. . But when I came back, I was like, “This is my city. They trust me. They believe me. They believe in us. “Even if we lose…obviously I want to get the job done.
“But that’s my stubborn side. It’s easy to go somewhere to win a championship with someone else. It’s easy. I can go-I don’t want anyone on the spot-but I can go to a super team, just “Do my best to win the championship. But it is difficult to do, this is the way to do it, we did it. “
It’s spicy, but the fun doesn’t stop there.
When thinking of an old tweet, he announced that he would Never leave milwaukee Until the Bucks became the championship team, Antetokounmpo also joked that he would formally apply for a trade.
“I’m out, can I go?” Antetokounmpo said. “I want to trade. Who do I have to talk to?”
Perhaps focusing on past successes is to some extent soothing your ego, but when Antetokounmpo is the person in front of the microphone, it is also very interesting.