Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Buck are on fire right now. They are the only undefeated team in the NBA and they are not even at full strength. Khris Middleton has been out with an injury and key role players have been out as well. Giannis has picked up the slack at the beginning of the season and is on fire. In a postgame interview, Giannis revealed the secret to his hot start.
Giannis Reveals Secret To Hot Start
The secret to Giannis' play lately may surprise you. 👀🍌🍑 pic.twitter.com/VG2lHrNepT
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 3, 2022
If you want to be as dominant as Giannis is on a basketball court, listen up! Giannis revealed that he has a new pregame routine and it involves eating fruit. He eats a peach or nectarine followed by his pregame smoothie. After the smoothie, he eats bananas. After he talked about the routine, he said that this was something he has never tried before. I am not sure what inspired the change in pregame routine but it is clearly working for him.
Giannis’ Stats Have Been Off The Charts
The numbers on Giannis’ season have been unreal. He is averaging 33.6 points per game. Add in 12.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game and he fills the stat sheet every night. He is also averaging just under 2 blocks a game which shows his hustle on the defensive side of the ball as well. Overall the scoring numbers in the NBA have been higher. This could be due to the fact that the NBA has gotten rid of the “take foul” meaning that defenders can no longer grab players in transition without making a play on the ball. In the past, if a player like Giannis was barreling toward a defender in transition, the defender would simply grab Giannis to prevent a basket. Now, defenders actually have to make a play on the ball.
Giannis’ interviews are always so fun to watch. As Giannis is revealing the secret to his hot start, he has a huge grin on his face. Hearing that bananas may the key to this season’s hot start is really funny. Hopefully, the Bucks can keep this momentum going through the entire season as they look to claim another NBA championship.