Giannis Antetokounmpo reveals true reason on why he stayed with the Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks were really lucky that superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a supermax extension with the team, officially ending all the talks that he will explore free agency in 2020-2021 season.
Per ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth, the two-time NBA MVP just wanted to show his loyalty to Milwaukee, which he considers his home for a long time.
“I didn’t want the pressure. Not me, personally, I can deal with pressure,” Antetokounmpo said.
What kind of pressure is he talking about?
Well, the 26-year old didn’t want to be a distraction to his teammates and coaching staff who are trying to help the franchise win games.
“I didn’t want the pressure on my teammates and my coaching staff. Going out there and losing a game, and people are talking about ‘Oh, he’s leaving. Oh, he’s staying. Oh, they didn’t play well. Oh, he’s out of there.’ That’s adding more pressure to what we’re trying to accomplish here.”
Indeed, the “Greek Freak” believes that the Bucks has the best chance to win a championship.
“The goal is to win a championship. So going through a year of pressure is almost throwing out the year while I’m entering my prime. I’m not throwing out a year,” he said.