The Milwaukee Bucks are winners of 12 straight games as the NBA’s All-Star Weekend comes upon the league. Their latest win, a 112-100 victory over the Chicago Bulls, came at a cost, however. Eastern Conference All-Star captain Giannis Antetokounmpo left with a sprained right wrist. Earlier in the game, he had passed Paul Pressey to become the Bucks’ all-time assist leader. He did not return to the game.
Adrian Wojnarowski Says Giannis Is Going to Try to Play on All-Star Weekend
Yesterday on ESPN, NBA insider Adrian “Woj” Wojnarowski discussed Giannis’ injury and how it would affect his plans for the NBA All-Star festivities. Giannis coached in last night’s celebrity game and is slated to partake in the Skills Challenge tonight. Of course, he was also voted as a starter in the All-Star game itself.
Today on ESPN, @wojespn provided an update on Giannis👇
“He’s in some pain. He wants to play in the All-Star Game. He’s going to get it looked at again today. His intention is to try to find a way to play.” pic.twitter.com/kdF4mPq0ZF
— Hunter Baumgardt (@hunterbonair) February 17, 2023
“He’s in some pain. This was a painful injury. He wants to play in that All-Star game on Sunday. It is important to him as a captain and as someone who takes the responsibility really seriously. He’s going to get it looked at again today [Friday] I’m told. You know, obviously got another 24 hours through Saturday and then the game on Sunday,
“But his intention is to try to find a way to play. The one thing you know about Giannis Antetokounmpo is that he has an amazing ability to come back quicker from injuries than almost anybody else. You see it during the season during routine times. Of course, you remember that during Finals, coming out of the Atlanta series, you thought he’d be out 4-6 weeks. He went onto win MVP of the Finals.”
Giannis appeared on the sidelines, as planned, as a coach for Team Dwayne in the NBA Celebrity Game last night. His brothers were also coaches. Notably, Giannis did NOT have his wrist in any kind of brace.
Whether or not he competes in the Skills Challenge tonight will go a long way in determining whether or not he will play in the actual All-Star Game.
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When Was the Last Time Milwaukee Bucks Won a Championship?
The Milwaukee Bucks’ latest NBA Championship was captured in 2021. Giannis Antetokounmpo was dubbed MVP, averaging 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game.
Who Owns the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Milwaukee Bucks are owned by a group of 20 investors. Major investors include Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan and Mike Fascitelli. Minority owners range from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Gale Klappa, Executive Chairman of Wisconsin Energy Corporation.
How Many Championships Do the Milwaukee Bucks Have?
The Milwaukee Bucks have won two NBA Championships. The first came in 1971 under head coach Larry Costello. The latest came in 2021 under head coach Mike Budenholder.
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Who Is the Greek Freak?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Greek Freak. He was given the name based on his home country, Greece, plus his freakish size and athleticism for an NBA power forward.