After signing the largest NBA contract in history, a $228 million supermax extension with the Bucks, Giannis Antekounmpo admitted that he just wanted to “have kids and to have a championship.’
“That’s all I want. I just want to have kids, being able to raise my kids, and win a championship,” he continued while speaking to reporters. “After that, my life’s complete. I can retire in five years. Nah, I’m joking,” said Giannis.
The Buck fell short of expectations last season, and trade rumors had Giannis possibly headed to Golden State, but the 6-11 forward solidified his commitment to Milwaukee.
“The way that this city has supported me and my family has been amazing since day one since the day I walked in the Cousins Center gym and Bradley Center also. It’s been amazing,” said Antetokounmpo. “I was 18. I’m 26 right now. All I know is Milwaukee. When I came here, all I knew is that this is a city that loves basketball. It’s a city that … we have more things to do now, but when I came here, we had a lot of things to do, so I could just focus on basketball, and it’s a place that I want to be. It’s a place where I want to raise my kids, and I feel good here. I feel that my family feels good here, so I’m good.”
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Family played a large part in the seven-year veteran’s decision.
“I talked to my mother, asked her, did she want to move? She said, ‘No.’ So I said, ‘OK, cool. I’m just going to sign the deal then.’ But, no, this is the place I want to be,” Antetokounmpo said. “This is my home. This is my city. I want to represent Milwaukee, and I want to do this for the next five years.”
The Bucks play the Celtics on Dec. 23.