Giannis Antetokounmpo breaks Nick Kyrgios’ heart, pledges allegiance to rival Rafa Nadal
Rafael Nadal just won his 20th Grand Slam in the 2020 French Open. With the historic win, the Spanish tennis legend gained a huge fan in Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak now regarded the 34-year old as his favorite tennis athlete, all while breaking Nick Kyrgios’ heart.
Antetokounmpo, through friend and Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, personally sent a video to Kyrgios to let him know of his change in allegiance. Nonetheless, the Australian appeared to take it in jest, posting the clip on his Instagram. He even invited the reigning two-time NBA MVP and the world no. 5 tennis player to shoot some hoops.
Giannis did admit on the comments that he was just playing with Kyrgios. Nonetheless, it’s hard to fault the Bucks stud for admiring Nadal. He just accomplished an unprecedented feat, racking up 20 Grand Slams throughout his legendary career.
Antetotokounmpo, meanwhile, also had a rare achievement this past 2019-20 NBA season, capturing both the Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year award. Despite that, Giannis still did not reach his ultimate goal of winning his first NBA championship. Even he said it himself that he doesn’t want his individual awards to be honored until he wins a title.
Milwaukee finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA for the second straight year. Unfortunately, the Bucks just didn’t look right when the season resumed in the Orlando bubble. After putting up historic numbers, Milwaukee fell in the second round to the eventual Eastern Conference champions Miami Heat in five games.
This coming 2020-21 season figures to be a critical campaign for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo will become an unrestricted free agent in the 2021 off-season, granted that he doesn’t sign an extension with Milwaukee.