Besides getting ready to play for his country in the upcoming 2022 EuroBasket tournament, Giannis Antetokounmpo is trying to expand his game to become the all-around player that so many want him to be. Antetokounmpo has struggled from beyond the arc since getting all muscular, but now he's making some changes to become a double-threat player in the NBA.
The 2021 NBA Finals MVP knows he can be much more than he already is and is working on that. Recent footage shows Giannis taking some shots up, making 3-pointer after 3-pointer, showing that he's ready to get his revenge after a heartbreaking second-round loss in the 2022 NBA playoffs.
NBA Buzz shared an Instagram post showing Giannis making seven straight triples while showing a smooth jump shot. This was something people criticized him for, and Giannis has gotten to work, trying to enhance his numbers from deep.
Even though he's a beast on the court and one of the best players in the league right now, Giannis doesn't like to talk, and he remains humble. Recently, he named LeBron James the best player in the world for everything he's done during his honored career.
"It's interesting to me how LeBron is still [in] one of the best shapes [of] his life and being the best player in the world and still being in year 18," Giannis told Marca Basket. "Like, that's really interesting. I want to know how he does that. He's been consistent for 18 years. He's always there. He's always showing up. That's unbelievable.
"He obviously gets credit, but I think we've got to give him more credit. Doing it for 18 years, guys, that's hard. And hopefully, hopefully I can be there. Hopefully, I can do this for 18 years, 20 years. That's the goal."
Perhaps this improved jumper can take Giannis to the next level, and he can become a menace in the paint and somebody who can scare perimeter defenders with his shooting skills. The Milwaukee Bucks expect to have another deep playoff run next season, and Giannis shooting the ball with the efficiency he showed in the video will help them reclaim their throne in the league.