It’s safe to say Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is as excited as everyone else to go to Las Vegas for the final two rounds of the NBA In-Season Tournament.
After leading the Bucks in a dominant 146-122 win over the New York Knicks in the quarterfinals of the competition, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. are now heading to Sin City for the continuation of the event. The semifinals and championship game of the NBA In-Season Tournament will be held in neutral grounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Of course aside from playing the game, a trip to Vegas is largely seen as a vacation of sorts for many players considering all the activities they can do in the city. Not to mention that while it’s a popular entertainment spot for many athletes, they are only able to go there during the offseason and when there are long breaks.
Sure enough, Antetokounmpo appears to be ecstatic on the idea of going to Vegas during the season. That much is clear by his tweet after Tuesday’s game, exclaiming “VIVA LAS VEGAS!”
VIVA LAS VEGAS 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/rv6sUFNEHn
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) December 6, 2023
No one can blame Antetokounmpo for being this excited. Not only will they be able to enjoy some much-needed reprieve amid what has been an intense 2023-24 season, but they’ll also be getting some extra money in the process.
As Antetokounmpo discovered after their win over the Knicks, he and the rest of the Bucks are already guaranteed $100,000 each by virtue of making the semifinals. That will certainly go a long way in Vegas.
Adrian Griffin Has Stern Reminder for Bucks
Before Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. can enjoy the night life in Las Vegas, though, they need to take care of business first.
As Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin reminded his players following their drubbing of the Knicks, they will be in Vegas to work. Having fun only comes after the event, which they hope to win.
“We wanted to get to Vegas but when we get to Vegas we’ve got to take care of business,” Griffin said in his postgame presser, via Bally Sports Wisconsin.
“We still have to win two games,” he added.
Sure enough, hopes are high that the Bucks can win it all. Being the champions of the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament has a nice ring to it.
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