Like everyone else in the hoops universe, Giannis Antetokounmpo tuned in for #MambaDay, and marveled at Kobe Bryant’s career-ending 60-point performance.
The Greek Freak hopes to stay in Milwaukee for a couple of decades, and become a legend in his own right.
Antetokounmpo also offered his thoughts on his growing point guard responsibilities.
Per Brew Hoop:
Reflecting on the change to point guard: “It was a change after the All-Star Break going to point guard, but I won’t say it was something new because we’ve tried it before in the past, my sophomore year against the Cavs. But yeah, it was something different. It was a change since I was used to playing the four spot and the three spot, so now being able to play the point guard spot is something new for me. I think I handled it really well. I know I have a lot of things I can do better in that spot. I think I helped a lot of my teammates step up and be better (from that spot).”
On if he’s focusing on shooting more threes in the summer: “Definitely. That’s the goal. I thought at the start of this year, I would be more comfortable shooting the three, but at the end of the year, I started to get more comfortable. So next year, I think I will be shooting the three without hesitating.”
You’re eligible for a contract extension coming up. What are you expecting? By October, you could sign an extension with the Bucks. “Hopefully. That was what everyone’s been working for, for them to extend me. Hopefully, I stay here 20 years and I get my Greek Freak Day like Kobe [Bryant].”