Giannis Antetokounmpo heartbroken after he finds out reporter got a new job
Giannis Antetokounmpo was expecting a familiar face in the post-game interview right after the Milwaukee Bucks finally snapped that ugly five-game slide against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. While talking to the media after leading his team to a 98-85 win at Fiserv Forum, The Greek Freak looked for former Bucks beat reporter Matt Velasquez, with whom he developed a nice relationship over the years.
Turns out, the sports scribe already resigned from his post with the Journal Sentinel and already moved to Indianapolis with his wife. This left the reigning NBA MVP heartbroken since he did not even bid goodbye to Giannis. The Bucks superstar hilariously claimed that he thought he and Velasquez were much closer than that.
Giannis has a message for @Matt_Velazquez:
“Damn Matt, I thought we were closer than that.” pic.twitter.com/hCqDLavPYf
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 20, 2021
Antetokounmpo’s hilarious quip soon reached Velasquez as he offered to catch up with his former work subject.
Everything happened pretty fast and I figured you were a tiny bit busy at the start of December. We can catch up whenever you want though. https://t.co/SMRneBtzfK
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) February 20, 2021
Giannis Antetokounmpo was certainly in a playful mood on Friday after the Bucks finally got back on the win column and improved to 17-13 (third in the Eastern Conference Standings). He notched all-around numbers of 29 points, 19 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks, and one steal while shooting 10-for-20 from the field in 36 minutes.
The Bucks megastar has kept an upbeat attitude during Milwaukee’s roughest stretch since Mike Budenholzer took over as head coach. This also speaks about Giannis being a true people person, remembering to pay homage to reporters whom he interacts with almost every game. Antetokounmpo has made been named an All-Star for the fifth straight year following another phenomenal start for the Bucks this season.
That should help ease the pain a bit of losing his good post-game friend Matt Velasquez.