‘Greek monster’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) was angry.
Milwaukee took first place (58-24) in the NBA Eastern Conference regular season.
As the No. 1 seed, they had the first round of the playoffs against the No. 8 seed Miami Heat, but overturned expectations and lost 1-4 in 5 games.크크크벳
The absence of Antetokounmpo, who suffered an injury ahead of the playoffs, was significant. Antetokounmpo struggled in the 5th game, but it was not enough.
At the press conference held after the first round elimination was decided, Antetokounmpo was furious with the reporter’s question, “Can you characterize Milwaukee’s season as a failure this season?”
He asked the reporter, “You asked the same question last year? OK. Do you get promoted every year? If you don’t get promoted every year, is it a failure?” said.
Antetokounmpo continued, “Michael Jordan played for 15 years and won six championships. Was the other nine years without a championship a failure?”
“We will compete for the title again next year,” he said.
Antetokounmpo recorded 38 points and 20 rebounds in Game 5, but made only 10 of 23 free throws.