Giannis Antetokounmpo jokes about conversation with Stephen Curry
The two were seen sharing a quick moment, one which had lip-reading “experts” on Twitter soon making out what Curry was telling the reigning MVP. A report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports later clarified that it wasn’t related to free agency, but rather him prompting him to team up for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, an online last-man-standing video game that’s similar to the popular Fortnite.
In a recent conversation with Sam Amick of The Athletic, Antetokounmpo further “clarified” his conversation with Curry:
“Yeah, yeah, but it wasn’t (PUBG), it was, uh, it was (NBA) 2K,” he said with a laugh about their conversation before flashing a pair of air-quote hand gestures for good measure. “Nah, I’m joking.”
Antetokounmpo soon after admitted the two players swapped jerseys after the game, as Curry signed his jersey with a note written inside the zero in the “30” he dons on the back of his uniform. The Bucks star admitted he’s a fan of Steph:
“Steph is a — he’s a fun dude,” he continued when asked how well he knew Curry. “I really don’t know him, know him, but whenever we’ve (played each other) he’s always come up to me, talked to me. It’s fun.”
The two started to get acquainted with each other after Antetokounmpo was Curry’s first pick in the 2018 All-Star Game, with the Bucks star later returning the favor after being named captain in the next All-Star Game.
A bounce-to-the-oop highlight during the ASG soon made waves on social media, linking the two as potential new teammates and part of a new dynasty.
Mallory Edens, the daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, was recently asked by TMZ (h/t Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area) if he was worried about the two players potentially teaming up, to which she replied: “I don’t think we need to. He’s loyal. Life is good in Milwaukee right now. The [Bucks] are winning. I think everyone’s happy.”