NBA and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo got back at the words of ex-NBA player Gilbert Arenas in a very subtle manner. Gilbert has been associated with controversies throughout his NBA career. Arenas had commented that he doesn’t think Giannis ‘understands’ basketball. Giannis got back at Arenas in the latest episode of his podcast.
Gilbert Arenas had mentioned that Giannis winning a championship is cool, but he doesn’t understand the game. He also said Giannis doesn’t know how to be great or train his body better. To which Giannis Antetokounmpo replied, “Does it bother me? I’m not going to lie, it makes me want to work harder. Do I go back home and think about it and I can’t sleep? Not necessarily.”
He added, “But at the end of the day, hey, I don’t know, when I am 45 years old, 50 years old, I might be, you know, a little bit bitter, too. I might be seeing, you know, this 20-year-old making, signing a three-year 900 million,” he said. “… Maybe, I don’t know, but I don’t think so.” Giannis further said, “I’m grateful for everything that God has blessed me with, for my kids, for my brothers, for my family, for my father, you know, for my son and the people I work with. I’m grateful for it. And I don’t think I’m going to be like that.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo enjoyed Saturday’s preseason match from the bench
Giannis Antetokounmpo was seen enjoying his life during the Milwaukee Bucks’ preseason game on Saturday. Giannis was sitting on the bench as it was pre-decided that Giannis would not be a part of this match. Moreover, he enjoyed eating skittles and popcorn while watching the game.
Giannis also gave autographs on the shoes of some young fans in the stands. Along with Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, and Joe Ingles also did not play the game. In the end, the Memphis Grizzlies won the game over the Bucks with a scoreline of 107-102. The Bucks will play two pre-season games against the Atlanta Hawks in Abu Dhabi.