Kostas Antetokounmpo has signed a two-way deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and is ready to run it back with the team. That is good news for the player, who won an NBA championship in the bubble last month. Moreover, this situation has led fans to make many jokes about Kostas and his brother Giannis, the current NBA MVP.
Giannis has been linked with the Lakers for a long time now and having Kostas with them is seen as an advantage for the purple and gold. One fan took to Twitter to make a hilarious joke about Rob Pelinka and his attempts to talk with the Greek Freak without breaking the tampering rules. NBA comedy Twitter King Josiah posted a picture of Rob Pelinka and an imaginary conversation that everybody loved.
“Kostas, so happy to have you back on the Lakers! Now pass the phone to Giannis real quick,” Johnson wrote.
“Kostas, so happy to have you back on the Lakers! Now pass the phone to Giannis real quick” pic.twitter.com/w5ySfyPrBG
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) November 26, 2020
Of course, fans couldn’t help but laugh, with some adding more ideas or details of how a hypothetical conversation between the Lakers GM and Giannis would flow.
Pelinka: Hey, Kostas glad we can get this deal done. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Kostas: Thank you Mr.Pelinka, thank you I’m very hap-
Pelinka: Is Giannis there by any chance? 👀
— Courtsiders 🏀 (@courtsiderspod) November 26, 2020
I thought y’all hated Giannis a couple months ago tho?
— imarion.toocold (@yfn_toocold2x) November 26, 2020
— Benny Bonsu (@MsBennyBonsu) November 26, 2020
hello Giannis, can you drive Kostas to LA he doesn’t have his license … yes we do a small barbecue at the faciity you can stay a little before going back to Milwaukee
— a (@Munit44) November 26, 2020
Kostas: *receives a two way deal with the lakers*
Kostas: yeeeaaaahhh, let’s run it back!!
Giannis: aye, that’s cool bro. Think you could like pass my number to Bron and Rich Paul?
— Pretty Motherfucker🦉 (@Zukuntu) November 26, 2020
Lakers ran the same move with KCP to legally have a reason to talk to LeBron’s agent/squad.
— IG @cargasmtv (@CargasmTV) November 26, 2020
The lakers are holding kostas hostage so giannis comes
— Bulljive (@Bulljive3) November 27, 2020
— ESTJ (@E_S_T_J) November 26, 2020
— Michael (@mjarvisinla) November 26, 2020
hahahahaha goat shit
— LeBron James Burner👑 (@LeBronioo) November 26, 2020
They playing the long game..
— Why so serious (@theOGstud) November 27, 2020
— 👑K1ng C4 🆚 K1ng Co 🦍 (@K1ngCo) November 26, 2020
Hahaha! Kostas got a ring though. Legend.
— Joshua Ortiz (@itsjustjoshy) November 26, 2020
— Bobo (@menes_th) November 26, 2020
Giannis’ future with the Milwaukee Bucks is up in the air right now. Plenty of teams, including the Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors and the Lakers have all been linked with the player. It’s unclear what he’s going to do now but the Lakers are reportedly waiting to see what’s next for the forward.
Anthony Davis is reportedly waiting for Giannis to sign his contract to decide what to do with his. If the Bucks superstar decides to test the waters of free agency, Davis will try to get a different contract to leave room for the Lakers in a potential pursuit of Giannis.