Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo posts first tweet since getting eliminated by Heat
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has broken his Twitter hiatus following what was a very disappointing defeat to the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs. The 25-year-old posted several photos of himself with his Defensive Player of the Year trophy on Sunday night, accompanying it with a one-word caption. He hadn’t tweeted since early August before this.
Clearly, Giannis is very appreciative of the recognition he received as the league’s best defender:
Thankful! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/Rsg1IiE5tA
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) September 14, 2020
Two out of the four photos The Greek Freak shared included his brothers, which just goes to show the close bond he has with his siblings. Interestingly, he also included a snap of himself with Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer and teammate Brook Lopez, who himself was named to the All-Defensive Second Team. Giannis Antetokounmpo recently said he wishes he could share the award with Lopez.
Giannis made headlines of late following reports that he unfollowed the Bucks, as well as his teammates and many others, on his Instagram account. Incidentally, his unfollowing spree transpired on the same day he held a closed-door meeting with the Bucks brass. This has led to plenty of speculation about his future, though it’s worth pointing out that he seemingly made it a point to only be following close family on IG now. This could easily mean nothing.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is entering the final year of his contract this coming season. The Bucks are expected to offer him a record-breaking supermax extension, but it’s unclear if he’ll sign it. While The Greek Freak quickly declared that he has no interest in demanding a trade this offseason, the speculation will run rampant unless he signs that supermax deal.