Giannis Antetokounmpo has expressed nothing but loyalty to the Milwaukee Bucks, but he has also made it clear that he is willing to do whatever it takes to win a Championship.
Coming off his second-straight early playoff exit, Giannis’ future with the Bucks has become shrouded in uncertainty, and his upcoming free agency is one of basketball’s biggest talking points at the moment.
But on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” basketball analyst Charles Barkley made an interesting point regarding the future of the two-time MVP.
“Michael Jordan didn’t win his first championship until he was 28… can you imagine if Jordan left the Bulls at 25?”
Chuck speaks on Giannis’ future…
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Giannis wants to win now, and the NBA community seems to expect nothing less from him. But it’s important to note that winning doesn’t always come early for NBA superstars and, in fact, some of the greatest players didn’t win their first title until they were close to 30. MJ was 28, LeBron was 28, Wilt was 30.
For the Freak, it seems he’s got more than enough time and talent to lead his team to a title eventually, but the question is: when? The Bucks will make moves this summer to ensure it’s sooner rather than later — and it will be interesting to see what they do.
But it is not yet time to panic.