The Milwaukee Bucks are still alive in the NBA playoffs, but star Giannis Antetokounmpo is already joking about his plans for next year.
After scoring 40 points to help the Bucks take a 3-2 lead over Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, the two-time MVP asked reporters out of the blue: “If I don’t play after this season, do I still get paid? Do you guys know how it works?”
Antetokounmpo, 27, was asked how he would spend his sabbatical.
“If I take a year off, what would I do?" he repeated. “I would disappear. I would go to an island in Greece, stay with my family and disappear for a year.”
Huh. @Giannis_An34 wonders if he would get paid if he took a year off— Lori Nickel 🇺🇦 (@LoriNickel) May 12, 2022
Joking of course
But can’t we all just 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 for this series and these players? Can’t say this hasn’t been spectacular effort all 48 every game by every player pic.twitter.com/PPEXTGauZ1
As he walked off, he added: “I'm being serious.”