“I’m Better Than Them”: Giannis Antetokounmpo Claims to Surpass Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Others in Hilarious Fashion

Published 12/07/2023, 12:43 PM EST

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The Bucks secured their spot in the In-Season Tournament semifinals after taking down the visiting Knicks with a 146-122 win on Tuesday. Tonight, as the semifinals tip off at Las Vegas, they will meet the Pacers for a head-to-head game, with the hopes of winning the match and advancing to the finals.

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At the Bucks’ In-Season Tournament Semifinals media conference, big man Giannis received a heartwarming birthday surprise that prompted him to say the NBA is his second family. Now, having already won a Championship and ring, and many other accolades along the way, the now 29-year-old Giannis was asked what winning the In-Season tournament would feel like. His reply is hilarious!

Giannis thinks he is better than “them”

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Winning the tournament would mean having a new banner under his belt, and Giannis is hoping he gets to see that happen. The tournament is being introduced by the NBA for the first time this season and so he says that whoever wins it is going to one-up legends like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal.

So, despite having crazy records, these greats would never have the In-Season winning banner to their name. And Giannis, having already made it this far in the tournament playfully says, “So I guess um I’m better than them.” Then he goes on to acknowledge the opponents as a very good team but if the Bucks win the tournament, he says, “it’d be great to maybe have a banner too.”

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The expectations for the semifinals in the Sin City

We are now down to four teams who will battle it out to earn a spot in the finals. While the Bucks will play against the Pacers, the Lakers, and the Pelicans will have a showdown in the same city. Two teams will emerge victorious from these games, to meet for the final match on Saturday. Then the first-ever in-season Champions in the history of the league will be crowned.

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While the Bucks (15-6) are currently leading the Central Division and boast a strong offense, the Pacers won’t be a walk in the park either. Nevertheless, the heavily anticipated match-off will be an interesting one to watch, so sit tight and enjoy. Stay connected with us for the latest news and updates on your favorite athletes!

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Tsuktibenla T Jamir is an NBA author at EssentiallySports. Armed with a Masters in Journalism from the prestigious Delhi School of Journalism, this Nagaland native combines her academic prowess with her passion for the game to craft compelling narratives that bring the NBA to life. She finds immense joy in dissecting the journeys of the athletes who make the game larger than life.
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