Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo finally reacts to Greece’s FIBA World Cup exit
Milwaukee Bucks star and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t have the greatest of times with Greece during the FIBA World Cup. However, the Greek Freak is already looking forward after learning important lessons in China.
Giannis posted an image of himself wearing a Greece jersey on Instagram. The caption to the image pertained to the rather underwhelming display he and the Greek national team showcased during the international competition.
This is Giannis’ first public reaction since their World Cup exit following their victory over Czech Republic in the second group stage. The Greeks needed a 12-point victory to move on to the knockout stages, but they won by seven. The Bucks star didn’t speak to the media after the lost, obviously disappointed with how things ended.
Bucks fans were definitely surprised with the way their star player performed in the competition. Antetokounmpo wasn’t able to make the most out of his abilities, as teams like Brazil and Team USA managed to contain the team.
One of the reasons for Greece’s failure is the team. Unlike Milwaukee, head coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos wasn’t able to build a squad that fits well with Giannis’ unique skill set.
If there’s anything that Bucks fans should be thankful for in Greece’s exit, it would be the lessons their star man learned in China. He will surely bring those frustrations to the NBA hardwood as he prepares for another deep playoff run with Milwaukee.