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Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo on waiting for MRI results: ‘I s**t my pants’

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo admits he was very nervous waiting for his MRI results.

An MRI showed Giannis has a minor joint capsule sprain of his left knee. The Bucks star returned to practice on Wednesday:

Luckily for the reigning MVP, it looks like he might miss just two games despite him worrying it could be much worse. Antetokounmpo still isn’t sure if he’ll return against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, but things are at least trending in the right direction.

Giannis is averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists on the season for the Bucks, who once again have the best record in the NBA. The Greek Freak is shooting 54.7 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free-throw line.

The Bucks have a great shot of winning the East this season and ultimately winning the championship. For that to happen, the Bucks will need a healthy Antetokounmpo and a strong effort from his supporting cast, namely Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and defensive anchor Brook Lopez.

Now that Kawhi Leonard is in the Western Conference playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, most pundits believe Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will win the East this time around, although other contenders like the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers may have something to say about that.

Whatever happens this season, the Bucks will offer Antetokounmpo the supermax extension this summer. If Giannis doesn’t sign it, he can become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason of 2021. There has already been plenty of speculation about possible suitors if he hits free agency, but Antetokounmpo isn’t focused on any of that right now. He just wants to get healthy and win a championship in Milwaukee.