Giannis Antetokounmpo himself previously admitted that one of the biggest challenges he will face with the Milwaukee Bucks this season is how he will be able to share the leadership role with new superstar teammate Damian Lillard.
Be that as it may, it appears that the Bucks talisman has already figured things out ahead of the new season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Speaks Out on Milwaukee Bucks Heirarchy
In a recent interview with Eric Nehm of The Athletic (actually, Giannis merely crashed an exclusive interview for Khris Middleton, but no one’s complaining), Antetokounmpo revealed his brutally honest thoughts on Milwaukee’s hierarchy.
Middleton was answering a question about being the third option on his squad, and Giannis decided to interrupt his teammate by dropping an NSFW truth bomb on the subject:
“Stop, stop right there. So, you know what? Who gives a f**k?” Giannis said. “I’ve been here on the team 14 years, 12 years, 11 years, going to be 14 at the end of my contract. I’ve made a lot of f**king money. I won a chip for this team. At the end of the day, I’m going to get my 20 no matter what happens. They can do all the work, but I’m going to come in and do what I do. Take the ball down the stretch and score the ball. Next question.”
The man has a point. There will be some major adjustments for the squad now that Dame is in the picture, and the same is the case for Antetokounmpo. However, as he said, regardless of all the adjustments he will need to go through, he’s still fully expected to be the dominant figure he always has been.
Giannis Wants Dame to be Dame, And Vice Verse
While Giannis has already stated that he wants “Dame to be Dame,” Lillard himself has already indicated that he feels exactly the same way about Antetokounmpo. The former Portland Trail Blazers cornerstone superstar knows exactly why the Bucks brought him in, and that’s to provide support for Giannis.
No matter which way you look at it, the Bucks are still Giannis’ team. Antetokounmpo knows it, Middleton knows it, and most importantly, Lillard knows this as well.
At this point, it is clear that they are all on the same page. Nevertheless, this is much easier said than done.
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