Giannis Antetokounmpo shares funny reaction to uneventful NBA suspension
Thanks to the coronavirus suspension, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending a lot of time with his family. He’s following league directives to stay at home while the world is still dealing with the pandemic.
While Giannis won’t likely be seriously affected by the coronavirus, he’s already struggling with doing nothing in the midst of the suspension. It’s thanks to this coronavirus-imposed break that the Bucks realized he’d rather play basketball than live the life of a retiree at this point in time.
He took to his Twitter account and expressed his boredom. The Bucks talent even went far to declare his long-term plans for his career.
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) March 14, 2020
It’s funny that Giannis dismissed the notion of not playing in the NBA. The Greek superstar is playing incredibly well, averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 5.8 assists a game. The fact that the Bucks talent only 25 years old and is already performing at this level only points to the fact that he’ll have an incredibly long peak that is similar to LeBron James’.
However, it’s very unlikely that he’ll be able to play for 25 years in the league. By the time he plays his 25th season in the league, he’d already 44 years old. His athleticism would vanish like the dinosaurs, leaving his height and basketball IQ the only thing keeping him in the league. While he has a model for longevity in James and Vince Carter, there are unknown factors like injuries that can affect his longevity. It would be a miracle if he actually plays for 25 years.
Of course, it will be a long while before Giannis even considers playing for 25 years. Until then, the Bucks superstar is in the best shape of his life and will want to keep things going.