“Seeing This 20 Year Old…Signing A Three Year 900 Million”: 7ft Greek Freak Giannis Fires Back at Ex-All Star and Mocks Him For Being a ‘Bitter’ Old Man

Published 10/04/2022, 2:38 AM EDT
Nov 26, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks power forward, is known for his size, agility, and ballhandling skills. Such qualities earned him the name Greek Freak. However, the three-time NBA All Star, Gilbert Arenas, recently criticized the Bucks power forward.

‘Agent Zero’ took a slam on Giannis saying, “He doesn’t understand basketball yet,” and he further added, “He plays the sport, he won a championship, cool. He doesn’t really understand how to be great, how to be better, how to train his body.”

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Giannis is the only player in NBA history to be unanimously awarded a place in the First Team All-NBA in four consecutive seasons. Although Arenas’ comments didn’t appear to bother him, he recently lashed back at him.

Giannis Antetokounmpo broke his silence on Arenas’ remarks

Giannis is among those players who are not very active on any social media. When Giannis came to know about the statement by Arenas through his friends and family, he responded openly. He said, “Does it bother me? I’m not going to lie, it makes me want to work harder.” Continuing, he said, “Do I go back home and think about it and I can’t sleep? Not necessarily.”

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Dec 1, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) against the Charlotte Hornets at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Then there is the moment when Giannis Antetokounmpo made an astounding statement. He said, “But at the end of the day, hey, I don’t know, when I am 45 years old, 50 years old, I might be, you know, a little bit bitter, too. I might be seeing, you know, this 20-year-old making, signing a three-year 900 million. … Maybe, I don’t know, but I don’t think so.”

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He paid his gratitude to God for blessing him with such exceptional skills and life. Later on, the Milwaukee Bucks star shared about his retirement, saying he wants to disappear and want to live a normal life in a place where no one knows who he is. He wants to be like Tim Duncan. No one knows where he is. Giannis wants to come to the court, play the game, and after that, wants people to forget who he is.

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Ritesh Jha

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Ritesh Jha is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Technology in Computer Science from Rungta College. Ritesh worked as an intern content writer for a digital marketing agency called KCAS Branding before joining EssentiallySports.

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