Giannis Antetokounmpo opens door to team change ‘all the way’


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Giannis Antetokounmpo made a remark on Sunday that may leave Milwaukee Bucks fans a little nervous about the future.

Antetokounmpo appeared on FOX 32 Chicago’s “The Sports Zone” and appeared to suggest he would be open to playing for the Chicago Bulls in the future. The two-time MVP cited the Bulls’ NBA heritage as one of the reasons Chicago remained an attractive destination for him.

“I think anyone who asked this question who plays basketball, if they said no they would be a liar. This is a team that has won several championships, a team with one of the greatest players, if not the greatest. great player to ever play this game,” he said.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks drives past Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of an NBA Basketball Eastern Conference Semifinals playoff series Saturday, May 7, 2022 in Milwaukee.
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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“It’s obvious, everyone would love to play for Chicago. Bottom line, you never know. You never know what life brings. Maybe I’m playing for Chicago. But right now, I am engaged to Milwaukee.”

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Milwaukee Bucks' No. 34 Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to pass against Chicago Bulls' No. 24 Javonte Green in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at the United Center on April 24, 2022 in Chicago.

Milwaukee Bucks’ No. 34 Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to pass against Chicago Bulls’ No. 24 Javonte Green in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at the United Center on April 24, 2022 in Chicago.
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Antetokounmpo has been one of the NBA’s most dominant players in recent seasons. He signed a five-year, $228 million contract extension before the start of the 2021-22 season, so if he were to join Chicago down the line, it wouldn’t be until he was in his 30s.

Milwaukee selected Antetokounmpo with the No. 15 pick in the 2013 NBA draft. He was an All-Star for the past six seasons and averaged 21.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per game during his career.

The story of Antetokounmpo and his brothers, Thanasis and Kostas, emigrating from Nigeria to Greece en route to realizing their NBA dream, was the subject of the movie “Rise”.

Milwaukee Bucks' No. 34 Giannis Antetokounmpo walks to the baseline before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Chicago Bulls at Fiserv Forum on April 27, 2022 in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Bucks’ No. 34 Giannis Antetokounmpo walks to the baseline before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Chicago Bulls at Fiserv Forum on April 27, 2022 in Milwaukee.
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The Bucks won a championship in 2021. Antetokounmpo was named NBA Finals MVP.


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