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Giannis Antetokounmpo Tells Kid He Should Learn How To Shoot, Not Dunk Like Him

Credit: Milwaukee Bucks

Credit: Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a wise man, no doubt about it. He has spread words of wisdom during his career, and now that he's an NBA champion, he has reached a new level. 

During his quest for the NBA championship, the Greek Freak didn't miss a chance to leave a message to his fans, including little kids. In a recent clip, the player greets a little kid who looks very excited to see the 2x NBA MVP. Giannis shared a couple of words with him, delivering a big piece of advice. 

Giannis: What's up, man? What's your name? Do you play basketball?

Kid: Yes.

Giannis: Are you good at it? 

Kid: Yes. 

Giannis: Can you shoot? 

Kid: Yes.

Giannis: That's good. Don't be like me. Don't be you know-- Don't be only dunking. Keep shooting that thing. 

Antetokounmpo is a character. He's not afraid of making fun of himself to make people laugh. He's carried that attitude to the court, never going down after getting posterized or air balling a free throw. Giannis has a different mindset, which has taken him to be where he is. 

The 26-year-old isn't afraid of being humiliated; he knows he'll have another chance in the next play, contrary to what other players do when they face adversity. 

This dunking vs. shooting debate has been around for a while, especially for Antetokounmpo. James Harden criticized him for only running and dunking, and Giannis is aware that his game isn't as diverse as others. 

Well, that wasn't a problem for him this year, as he took the Bucks to the championship for the first time in 50 years. The 2x MVP is always trying to get better; he knows what his struggles are. He knows this is a shooters league, and every kid dreaming of making it to the NBA should focus on shooting before anything.