[Giannis] also mentioned talking with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, although that conversation didn’t have as much depth to it.
“He told me I should trust the process and come play for Philly,” Antetokounmpo said with a chuckle, drawing a laugh. “That was my reaction — I just laughed.”
Appearing in his second All-Star Game, Giannis told Velazquez that he made better use of his time this year:
“My first year I did a lot. I couldn’t even rest, I was really, really exhausted. But I think this year I did a better job just arranging the stuff I did.”
One of the things Antetokounmpo did do, though, was pick the brains of his peers. That included a memorable conversation with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry about leadership and having fun while playing at a high level.