Giannis Antetokounmpo says he’ll take Bucks to Greece to celebrate if they win NBA championship

In order to be one of the best players in any sports league, an important characteristic is to have strong ambitions that hold firm no matter what adversity one faces. Such is the case with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and his desire to celebrate a future NBA championship with his team in Greece.

It doesn’t matter to Antetokounmpo that the NBA season is on hold, and there’s no telling when his team will truly compete for a title next. It also doesn’t matter to him that the coronavirus pandemic has put severe travel restrictions on people wanting to go abroad–though he notes this was an idea he had pre-COVID outbreak. This is a goal of Antetokounmpo’s that was inspired, in part, by watching Michael Jordan’s championship celebrations in “The Last Dance.”

“Before all this happened with COVID-19, I was talking about taking the team on a trip to Greece in Mykonos,” Antetokounmpo said at the “Athletes Doing Good Radiothon” Thursday, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

“Mykonos is one of the best islands in Greece, it’s a party island. You cannot go there with your significant other, you got to be by yourself. It’s got to be a boys’ trip. Obviously, we have Santorini, Santorini’s really romantic. It has the best sunset and sunrise in the world. You can take your significant other there.”

“I had the opportunity to go last year – I went with (Eric) Bledsoe and Brook (Lopez) to Mykonos – and I was kind of sad I wasn’t able to bring the whole team to experience what we went through. So definitely, I think, after we win the championship and we’re holding the trophy and we’re all smoking a cigar like MJ, we can all do that in Mykonos.”

Should the season pick up where it left off, the Bucks would be in a solid position to make that dream come true for their superstar, as they sat atop both the Eastern Conference, and the NBA as a whole, with a 53-12 record.

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