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Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo has revealed he didn’t know any of his teammates before he joined NBA. Giannis joined Bucks in 2013.
Since that, he has been a revelation. Giannis has was NBA Most Valuable Player award two times, as well as has been named NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2020.
On Adrian Wojnarowski’s ‘Woj Pod’, Adrian asked Giannis if he knew any of the NBA players then. Giannis stated, “I didn’t know nothing about nobody and I think that’s what made me fearless.
“I didn’t know any of my teammates,” revealed Giannis.”I went to practice and there was O. J. Mayo. They told me ‘You’re with O.J’ and I was like ‘Who is O.J.?’ And he [Mayo] said, ‘you f****** don’t know who I am?’ He was pissed.”
“I was like, ‘Sorry! I never watched the NBA. I watched the European basketball,” Giannis then justified himself to Mayo.
“And even if I watched the NBA, it was you know highlights. What made me not being scared about the NBA is because I did not know who they were, what did they did in college.
“I was just seeing people. And I was like from now on, Can you be better?” said Giannis. It is probably this mentality that has led the MVP this far and is in such high demand.”
source – essentiallysports.com