Giannis Antetokounmpo caused a bit of a stir with his recent comments.
On Sunday, Antetokounmpo told Fox Kickoff that he wouldn’t rule out signing with the Chicago Bulls once his deal is up with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t rule out playing for the Bulls in the future 👀
“I'm committed to the Bucks. Down the line, you never know. Maybe I play for Chicago.”
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) August 15, 2022
“I think anyone asked that question who plays basketball, if he said no, he’d be a liar. It’s a team that won multiple championships, a team with one of the greatest players, if not the greatest player to ever play this game. It’s a no-brainer, everybody would love to play for Chicago. Down the line, you never know. You never know how life brings it. Maybe I play for Chicago,” Antetokounmpo said.
“But right now, I’m committed to Milwaukee.
Bulls fans are ready to welcome Giannis to Chicago with open arms while the rest of the NBA world was caught off guard by his comments.
— ً (@goatevar) August 15, 2022
Don't tempt us cuz we would welcome you. https://t.co/EdDW54Je5U
— Jason (@FrenchyK) August 15, 2022
— Brendan Sugrue (@BrendanSugrue) August 15, 2022
he telling the Bucks management they better keep being competitive lol https://t.co/qukdlhInjL
— Thinly Capitalized (@awwhalenawl) August 15, 2022
Please don't play with my emotions like that. https://t.co/datNcEmqZD
— Jayson Slade (@JSladeShow) August 15, 2022
Honestly, I don't see this being anything more than a negotiating tactic from Giannis.
Just a tactic to keep the Bucks FO on their feet and ensure he gets his much-deserved bag, which there is absolutely no doubt that Milwaukee will offer him. https://t.co/GKKxoXpX7z
— Matt (@MShadows17) August 15, 2022