‣ Giannis Antetokounmpo believes LeBron James is the greatest NBA player of all time.
‣ Antetokounmpo admires James’ consistency and longevity in the sport.
‣ Antetokounmpo sees James as a role model for his off-court behavior and family life.
Giannis Antetokounmpo says LeBron James is the greatest player of all time
“Some guys might say he is No. 2, but other guys like me, I say he is No. 1, and he’s still going,”
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In a recent interview with The Athletic’s Joe Vardon, Giannis Antetokounmpo made it clear that he believes LeBron James is the greatest NBA player of all time. The Milwaukee Bucks superstar praised James for his longevity and consistency on the court, stating, “Some guys might say he is No. 2, but other guys like me, I say he is No. 1, and he’s still going.” Antetokounmpo also commended James for his off-court image, highlighting his ability to stay out of trouble and raise his family in a positive way, saying, “He’s kind of like setting the blueprint for the rest of us to go forward.”
Antetokounmpo’s admiration for James extends beyond basketball. He expressed his desire to emulate James’ lifestyle, wanting to be able to balance his career with a normal family life. He sees James as a role model not just on the court, but also in terms of personal values and priorities. Antetokounmpo hopes to follow in James’ footsteps and be mentioned alongside him as one of the greats once his basketball career is over.
Despite his appreciation for James, Antetokounmpo remains focused on his own career with the Bucks. In a separate press conference, he discussed his decision to sign a three-year, $186 million contract extension with Milwaukee. He revealed that the financial details of the contract were not his primary concern, stating, “I just signed it because I wanted to be here.” He sees Milwaukee as his home, where he started his career and is now raising his family. Antetokounmpo expressed his gratitude to his teammates and coaches for inspiring him to be the best player he can be.
As the Bucks kicked off their season with a narrow victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, Antetokounmpo and his teammate Damian Lillard showed their skills on the court. Lillard impressed with 39 points, while Antetokounmpo contributed 23 points and 13 rebounds. With his new contract extension signed, Antetokounmpo is ready to continue working towards an NBA title and making Bucks fans proud.