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Giannis Antetokounmpo takes subtle 6-word jab at LA for one ‘expensive’ reason

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is almost assuredly not going anywhere. He’s arguably the most beloved man in Milwaukee and is under contract with the Bucks for the foreseeable future. Any Clippers or Lakers fans dreaming for an eventual move to Los Angeles would likely be waiting for a move that could very well never come.

But with the Bucks ousted from the playoffs early, Giannis Antetokounmpo is in fact on a visit to sunny California. Perhaps the less punishing weather and vibrant nightlife will help sway him to an eventual move to LA? Given his recent comments on the city, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be the case.

“This city is not for me,” said the Bucks star about Los Angeles.

But what could have caused such a definitive proclamation from the Greek Freak? Restaurant prices, apparently. Giannis was caught for an ambush interview as he and his family were leaving Catch restaurant in LA on Wednesday. While the Bucks star admitted he did enjoy the meal, he quickly quipped that the final tally on his bill was not to his liking.

“It was incredible. Expensive, expensive. This city is not for me,” said Giannis after his meal at Catch LA.

Lakers and Clippers fans’ already distant dreams to lure in Giannis Antetokounmpo to LA now seem even more impossible. Dining options in the city are only going to go up from here on out and the two-time MVP clearly isn’t happy paying $42 for some herb roasted Branzino or $15 for a side of brussels sprouts.

The Bucks star signed a $228 million contract extension two seasons ago but is still as practical as they come. Family is the most important thing for him – the only thing money can’t buy – which made his dining experience a bit more palatable given that it was with his wife and kids.

“Yes, yes. There’s no price tag,” the Bucks star said of enjoying a night out with his family.