Giannis Antetokounmpo Opting to Ignore Media Coverage

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are going into their first round matchup for the NBA playoffs against the Orlando Magic as the top contender. That has the press buzzing with excitement and making predictions on the first round outcome.

However, for Antetokounmpo, he is refusing to pay attention to the media and how it depicts the Bucks during the shortened season playoffs. Antetokounmpo, clearly is not impressed by the media’s lack of attention towards the Bucks.

After practise on Saturday, Antetokounmpo commented to ESPN’s Eric Woodyard that: “I feel like my whole career, even this year, they haven’t been paying a lot of attention to us, but at the end of the day, we’re going to do what we do. We’re going to try to play good basketball, try to improve every day, and focus on ourselves.”

Antetokounmpo went on to state that he feels it doesn’t matter what is out there is they favour the Bucks to win. He added that; “If they don’t talk about us … I think at the end of the day, all that matters is what we do, how we practice and how we get better, how we have fun, and how we go out there and compete together. As long as we’re doing that, we’re going to be in a good place.”

During their seeding games, the Milwaukee Bucks were 3-5. This included losing to the Memphis Grizzlies after Antetokounmpo was hit with a one game suspension after he head butted Moe Wagner of the Washington Wizards in a previous game.

Antetokounmpo added to All-Seeding Game team

Antetokounmpo made six appearances before the break and averaged 27.8 points, 4.2 assists, .3 blocks and 12.2 rebounds. The result saw him being named to the second team for the All-Seeding Games.

While Antetokounmpo may be opting to ignore the analysts and media, NBA fans are delighted to see the season once again get underway. The NBA, like most sports leagues halted their seasons as a result of the pandemic that is wreaking havoc in the world. Prior to the restart, the NBA implemented multiple safety measures to protect players, coaching and support staff. Any players who test positive will be put into quarantine to prevent further possible spreading of the virus. While they may not be able to attend the games, the playoffs will be broadcasted on both television and radio.