Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was surprisingly optimistic after his team fell into a huge 2-0 hole against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. The reigning two-time MVP is apparently unfazed by his team’s current situation being just a couple of games away from being eliminated from the playoffs.
Giannis and his team looked deer caught in the headlights in Game 2 as they suffered an embarrassing 125-86 blowout loss against the second-seeded Nets. Despite the odds being stacked against his team, the reigning two-time MVP remained rather stoic.
“It’s easy,” Antetokounmpo said when asked about how his team’s outlook should be moving forward (via ESPN). “That’s what I do. I don’t get too high, I don’t get too low. After the Miami series, we were up 4-0, and coming to this series, I wasn’t high. Now that we’re down 2-0, I’m not low. I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing, keep trusting my work, keep trusting my teammates, keep believing in the team, keep believing in the habits we’ve built all year, and hopefully in Game 3 we get a win.”
The entire 2021 playoffs have been quite a rollercoaster ride for Giannis’ Bucks. After seemingly silencing all the haters following an impressive first-round sweep against the Miami Heat, the doubt is slowly creeping back in as Milwaukee’s postseason woes are back to haunt them.
With two huge games coming up on their home floor, Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Bucks should remain calm and take this one game at a time. Perhaps there’s no need to hit the panic button just yet.