Giannis Antetokounmpo: "I'm hungrier than anyone"
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Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke in an exclusive interview with The Athletic. After the defeat of his Milwaukee Bucks at the Chase Center in San Francisco a few days ago, the Greek star talked about the criteria that guide the awarding of the MVP award.
He told: "The thing I don't understand about MVP is that the criteria change. So what is an MVP? The player who scores the most points? The most efficient player? The most dominant player? The most valuable player to your team "Sometimes the best player is not the most useful to the team.
For example, I think Brook Lopez is extremely valuable to our team. As I said, I can't control the MVP award. I can only control how I prepare the games and be ready when I play. I guess looking back doesn't allow you to compete to your fullest by going out there to get what you desperately deserve.
I'm here because I wanted it most of all. I'm not as talented as Steph Curry or that of Kevin Durant, but I want to win more than anyone. I am obsessed. I am afraid of losing what God has given me and the life I have earned for my children, my wife, my brothers and my mother.
I am afraid. So I work as hard as I can le because I don't want to lose any of that. I won't stop until I leave the NBA. I have trophies somewhere, but I try not to look at them because I want to win more. I really want to win. But I don't want to go around saying it, I want my game to speak for me." Giannis Antetokounmpo is regarded as one of the best power forwards ever, one of the best basketball players of his generation and one of the most dominant players in the league.
In 2021 he won the NBA title with the Milwaukee Bucks and was unanimously named Finals MVP. He was also elected MVP of the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons and of the All-Star Game in 2021, as well as defensive player of the year in the 2019-2020 season.
Now, Antetokounmpo has bought a minority stake in MLS side Nashville SC along with brothers Thanasis, Kostas and Alex and professional NHL player with Nashville Predators Filip Forsberg. The Antetokounmpo brothers thus continue the trend of recent years in which several professional athletes have bought minority shares of MLS teams.
In the NBA there are the examples of Kevin Durant, who bought 5% of the Philadelphia Union in 2020, and even before James Harden who bought 5% of the Houston Dynamo in 2019.