Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo said he wants to go as hard as he can when in court.
Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo is not looking to make any friends on the court during offseason.
According to Sports Illustrated, Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo said in a recent interview that he plans to train with legendary former Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston soon but he also explained that he does not work out with any players who currently play in the NBA.
Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo said that he always competes against them, so when he is in the court he wants to go as hard as he can. He added that the moment that he is around someone, he immediately is a friend because he gives everything. Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo said that he does not know how to be phony, how to be fake.
Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo went to further explain that if he trains and is friends with other players, it takes off his edge when he plays against them during the season. Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo said that Olajuwon would be just the third former player that he has worked with, the first two were Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett.
Even if you are a retired player, it seems like most veterans would only reach Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo’s training partner if he is only looking to work out with Hall of Famers.
According to The Cold Fire on MSN.com, many people have lamented that the current era of NBA as they felt that superstars on opposing teams are friends with each other. They claim that there are no rivalries anymore and that none of the league stars want to compete with each other. These claims are clearly exaggerated, and Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo is an example of this.
He admitted that he refuses to work out with other team’s players during the offseason because he wants to maintain his competitive edge. Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo, unlike players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, has resisted to team up with other players and form a superteam.
He could have done that in 2020 following a stunning second-round playout defeat to Miami Heat, but he decided to remain in Wisconsin. This was rewarded as the Bucks won NBA championship the very next season. Antetokounmpo has three more years left on his current contract and can opt out of it in 2025 and may become a free agent.