2x NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo reveals what prompted him to sign the supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks and his plans for the future.
The biggest question in the 2020 offseason was related to an event that wouldn’t bear fruit until the 2021 offseason. 2x NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s contract expired in 2021. He should have entered his final season with the Bucks this season if he didn’t. signed his extension. Many teams in the league have avoided spending a lot this offseason on the off chance that they could lure Giannis to their hometown.
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However, all of these plans went to waste when the “Greek Freak” signed a monstrous 5-year, $ 228 million extension with the Bucks.
“I knew what I wanted all summer.”: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis gave us all a message the day the Heat kicked out the Bucks that was left over. However, in the following days, he met with the management of the Bucks and their meeting led people to believe that there is still a chance that Giannis could change teams. The 2x MVP silenced all these rumors when he signed his extension for supermax earlier this week.
In the press conference regarding the signing of his deal, Giannis talks about what made him stay, and when he learned he wasn’t going anywhere. Talk about what to expect in the future.
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Among the few things that stood out from this conference, one is that he has a clear plan for his future in Milwaukee.
“Having children and doing a championship. It’s hard. No place guarantees a championship. It could take me ten years to win a championship. “
“It’s always nice to see the guys wearing my jersey and they’ll be able to see me play.” He pointed out that he didn’t want his shirt to be burned and that made him want to stay.
Aside from that, when Giannis asked his mom, he also told him to stay in Milwaukee: “This is where I want to be. This is where I want to raise my children. “
While it’s clear now that Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t going anywhere, we have yet to see how far the Bucks go in the Eastern Conference with the return of KD and Kyrie and the arrival of Russell Westbrook.