In 2019, Giannis Antetokounmpo had a dream run and won his first MVP award. The Milwaukee Bucks also reached the eastern conference finals, and everyone was sure that the Bucks would lift the trophy. But they lost four straight games to the Toronto Raptors and went out. During a press conference, Giannis walked out when ESPN’s Malika Andrews asked him a question.
Giannis walking out of the press conference was a shock to everyone there, and when the news went viral, it raised many eyebrows outside as well. It was reported that Malika Andrews had written a story about how Giannis plans to leave the Bucks after their crushing defeat to the Toronto Raptors in the eastern conference finals. As mentioned above, the bucks were favorites to win and were leading 2-0, but the raptors, led by Kawhi Leonard, came back to win four matches on the trot and made it to the NBA finals.
Many believe that Malika’s article on Giannis has made him upset. That’s why when she asked him a question about the defeat, Giannis just got up and walked away. Many believe that Malika hates black men. Hence many people hate her. It is even rumored that she didn’t earn her job; she just got to it by using some unlawful means. Later the Bucks went on to win the 2021 NBA championship.
Giannis Antetokounmpo picks his best NBA player
Two-time MVP and NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into the 2022-2023 season as the ESPN No. 1 ranked player in basketball. Giannis has the best average and can arguably be called the league’s best player. But Giannis has called Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry the best player in the league. He said on the Bucks’ media day, “I believe the best player in the world is Steph Curry.” Well, there is no doubt that the Warriors’ star player is highly regarded. He is the reason behind the Warriors’ championship run. Many believe this might be a strategic move by Giannis, but only time will tell how this benefits Giannis.