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Giannis Antetokounmpo Says He Can't Rule Out Playing For The Chicago Bulls Eventually: "Down The Line, You Never Know. Maybe I Play For Chicago."

Giannis Antetokounmpo Says He Can't Rule Out Playing For The Chicago Bulls Eventually: "Down The Line, You Never Know. Maybe I Play For Chicago."

The Milwaukee Bucks changed their fortunes as a franchise in 2013 when they drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th pick in the NBA Draft. While Giannis was a rough prospect then, betting on him allowed the Bucks to finally have a championship-contending team that won the 2021 championship with Giannis as their leader.

He has won everything he can in his young career already, winning every major individual trophy available outside Rookie of the Year, along with a championship and a Finals MVP. With the promise to make the Bucks a championship team completed, Giannis may want to explore other options at the end of his current contract in 2026.

Antetokounmpo himself has thrown out the possibility of him one day donning a Chicago Bulls jersey. While appearing on 'The Sports Zone' on Fox 32 Chicago, Giannis admired the history of the Bulls and the fact Michael Jordan played for the franchise making him open to the idea of one day playing for the franchise after he sees out his commitment with the Bucks.

"I think anybody who is asked that question and would say no, he's a liar. It's a team that won multiple championships, it's the team with one of the greatest, if not the greatest players to ever play this game played for. It's a no-brainer, everybody would love to play for Chicago. Down the line, you never know. Maybe I play for Chicago, but right now I am committed to Milwaukee." 

Giannis's loyalty to the Bucks is unquestionable, as he signed his contract extension before the team actually won the championship. He signed up for this ride until 2026 and will hope to lead the Bucks to more championships in the meantime.

The Greek Freak will be in his 30s by the time his current contract ends, meaning he will have a small window in his prime to see if he can dominate elsewhere. Chicago isn't too far from Milwaukee and would be a big market for Giannis to possibly see his career out in.