‘Got to Have Our Own TV Show’: Giannis Antetokounmpo Gives a Sneak Peek on Relations with Nikola Jokic

Published 03/08/2021, 9:51 AM EST
Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team LeBron forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks (34) reacts with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to being named the MVP of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


The All-Star game finally ended with a victory for team LeBron as they beat team Durant 170-150. Needless to say, it was exhilarating to see legends like LeBron James and young guns like Giannis Antetokounmpo exhibiting their greatness on the court.

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While there was the obvious hilarious duo of LeBron James and Steph Curry on the floor, another duo absolutely stole the show with their goofy antics. That was the duo of Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nuggets’ talisman Nikola Jokic.

Giannis speaks about Nikola Jokic

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The Greek Freak was certainly enjoying his time with the Joker. Be it their celebration after hitting a three-pointer or him handing over the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP trophy to Jokic, it was hilarious to see both of them on the floor.

Shortly after winning his first All-Star MVP trophy, Giannis spoke about himself and Jokic. The 2-time reigning MVP jokingly said that both of them deserve a TV show. Take a listen.

Antetokounmpo probably had his best All-Star game tonight. In his 19 minutes on the court, Giannis put on an absolute clinic. He shot a staggering 100% from the field and scored a game-high 35 points.

Not only Giannis, but players like Steph Curry and Damian Lillard also put on a show for team LeBron, who were clearly the superior team on the night. With All-Star games finally in the books, players will now start off their second half of the schedule.

It will be interesting to see how Giannis and the Bucks approach the same.

Should Giannis Antetokounmpo be back in the MVP conversations?

Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks might not be the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but they are certainly a solid team. They have a record of 22 wins and 14 losses and are the third seed in the East.

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Their talisman, Giannis Antetokounmpo, has been at his usual best this season, averaging about 29.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. But given the seasons players like Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are having, the Greek Freak has flown under the radar in the MVP race.

Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after scoring against the Detroit Pistons at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

In February, the 2-time reigning MVP certainly had an amazing stretch of form as he averaged a staggering 30.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists along with 1.4 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.

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Given that the Bucks are only two games away from having the best record in the East and the 25-year-old stepping up his output in all departments, the ‘Greek Freak‘ surely deserves to be back in the MVP conversations. Will Giannis Antetokounmpo win his third trophy this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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