Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t want “a lot of relationships” with his NBA opponents.
The Greek Freak is hell-bent on maintaining his competitive edge, friendships be damned.
“I don’t know, was Kobe ever close with his [opponents],” Antetokounmpo said.
“Was Kevin Garnett ever close with the guys he played against? Was Jordan?
“I think it’s just being competitive. If I know I’m going to play against them and I’m going to see them in the playoffs or see them for many more years to come, I try to stay away and not build a lot of relationships, because I know that when I get on the court I’m going to go 100 percent. Maybe if I have a good relationship with somebody he might expect me to go 50 percent or take it easy on him. I don’t want anything holding me back out there and play.”