Giannis Antetokounmpo quickly went from being one of the most relatable and down-to-Earth superstars in the NBA, to putting the Milwaukee Bucks against the wall.
The Greek Freak gave his team an ultimatum and let them know that he wouldn’t sign a contract extension unless he was 100% certain they were all on the same page about competing for an NBA championship.
That came on the heels of the team firing Mike Budenholzer after the star publicly criticized him, and after they consulted him before hiring Adrian Griffin as the replacement.
That’s why Shannon Sharpe wanted to set the record straight and asked Giannis to be more consistent and coherent about his demands, stating that he’s done all that talking about the Bucks surrounding him with talent, yet he’s made them give his two brothers a spot on the roster (via NBACentral).
Shannon Sharpe accuses Giannis of limiting Milwaukee's talent by giving roster spots to his brothers
"You keep talking about surrounding you with talent. There's 2 spots being occupied by your brothers"
(h/t @BasketballOnX )
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 20, 2023
As harsh as it may sound, that’s simply the truth.
Neither of his brothers would likely be considered for an NBA roster if it wasn’t for him, and they’re not going to play much, so the Bucks could definitely put those two roster spots to better use.
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