Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks are on course to become the best team in the league again. After two seasons of Western Conference teams proving better in the regular season, it’s time for Milwaukee to show them they didn’t win the 2021 title by fluke.
Giannis is averaging nearly 34 points, 13 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.7 blocks per game, leading his team to wins in the six games they have played so far for the league’s best record. league.
It’s not that they played the best teams in those six, but there were Eastern contenders in the Nets, Bulls and Hawks who didn’t stand a chance before the Greece international playing without his second violin, Kris Middleton.
And with such dominance comes the joy of Antetokounmpo, which sometimes proves too much for his teammates.
Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo harass Serge Ibaka to make him wear the Nike Freaks 4
During a practice session after their win over the Detroit Pistons, the Antetokounmpo brothers were looking to mess with their teammate Serge Ibaka.
The former Raptors champion was minding his business on the court when, out of nowhere, the Greek sibling duo hilariously jumped him and Giannis took off his Adidas shoes, while Thanasis took him off. retained.
After that, the 2x MVP who is an ambassador for Nike jokingly tried to put his shoes on, which looked like the Nike Freak 4at Serge’s feet.
Luckily he didn’t and let the man, who is an Adidas sponsored athlete, walk away with his own shoes. It could have caused problems for Ibaka if he had put on Nike. He had to keep those Freaks behind the scenes, though.
This type of team chemistry that Giannis has established with all of his teammates, old and new, is what has made his team such a great team over the past few years.
Antetokounmpo is more than an MVP in Milwaukee
A winning team must have a friendly team environment if they really want to win a championship.
Not everyone can have Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal on their teams winning titles while competing all season long without caring even a bit about their team environment.
We can see the 2022 champions having a 3-5 start to the season despite everyone shouting that what happened between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole wouldn’t affect the Warriors’ performance in any way.
So what Giannis brings to a team every day with his cheerfully infectious nature is a culture far greater than a 2x MVP and the contribution of an Endgame MVP as a single player.