Giannis Antetokounmpo’s honest take on the ‘panic’ after Bucks’ 4th straight loss
The Bucks have now lost four straight games, with the latest coming against the Toronto Raptors. Despite Giannis’ game-high 34 points, Milwaukee was no match to Toronto. Put simply, the Raptors showed no fear against the Deer and completely devoured the struggling franchise.
However, amid the skid, Giannis said there’s no reason for fans and the franchise to panic. After all, the losing should benefit the team as they continue to improve throughout the season.
“I kind of have a feeling that everybody is in panic mode, which should not be the case. We should keep improving,” the Bucks star said, per Eric Woodyard of ESPN.
While the losing streak should be a cause of concern for the Bucks, it’s worth noting that Giannis Antetokounmpo’s focus is no longer in the regular season. He emphasized as much last week when he noted that his goal is to be able to play NBA basketball until the end–which is basically saying he wants the Bucks to be the last team standing.
After years of playoff heartbreak, it’s clear the Greek Freak wants to win, and he wants to do it now.
Understanding that a championship window doesn’t stay open for long, Giannis is certainly showing his new win-now mindset. Although the team’s record today doesn’t stand out as much as their league-leading win-loss tally in 2019-20, what people really remember is the team that wins the ship.