Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t having any a part of this reporter’s query after being requested concerning the Milwaukee Bucks season.
The query got here following the Bucks and Miami Warmth recreation on Wednesday (April 26) evening.
Giannis snapped at a reporter who requested if the season was a failure as a result of the Bucks went from the highest seed within the Jap Convention to a 4-1 first-round loser. The standing modified after the Bucks misplaced Wednesday’s recreation 128-126.
“It’s not a failure,” Antetokounmpo stated in a video tweeted by NBA TV. “It’s steps to success. There’s all the time steps to it. Michael Jordan performed 15 years, gained six championships, The opposite 9 years [were] a failure? That’s what you’re telling me?
He continued: “… It’s the improper query. There’s no failure in sports activities. There’s good days, unhealthy days. Some days you’re profitable, some days you’re not. Some days it’s your flip, some days it’s not your flip.”
Expectations For Milwaukee Ran Excessive This Season Following 2021 NBA Championship Victory
He stated that dropping is part of the game and seemingly didn’t place a lot inventory in his staff’s dropping playoff performances.
“And that’s what sports activities is about. You don’t all the time win. Generally different folks win. And this yr, any person else goes to win, easy as that.”
Giannis made 38 factors (14-27 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 10-23 FT), 20 rebounds, and three assists throughout 42 minutes throughout Wednesday’s extra time loss to Miami in Sport 5 of the Jap Convention Quarterfinals, per ESPN.
Expectations had been excessive going into the 2023 playoffs for Giannis and the Bucks, who had been simply two years faraway from winning their first NBA championship in 50 years in 2021, as reported by The Shade Room on the time.
That yr, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns in Sport 6 of the NBA Finals to grab the championship.
With a final score of 105 to 98, the Milwaukee Bucks did what many believed was not possible–profitable their very first NBA Championship since 1971.
The Bucks claimed the trophy with the assistance of Giannis, their famous person participant, who scored a large 50 factors through the recreation. He additionally earned 14 rebounds and 5 blocked pictures.