Tony Koubridis claims Giannis Antetokounmpo initiated the Lillard trade


Tony Koubridis claims Giannis Antetokounmpo initiated the Lillard trade
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We have to admit that Tony Koubridis has quite a good knowledge of the NBA and that he handles information that no one else has. So in his recent appearance on the "Fluent & Chill" podcast of the Players Choice network, Tony Koubridis presented some data that surprised everyone.

He claims that all NBA stars plan well and agree on a transfer to a team, and that no trade happens randomly and all at once. He almost said the same about LeBron James that he always carefully plans his every move, alluding to James' move to Miami in 2010.

Tony Koubridis is convinced that nothing happens by chance in the NBA

He also claims that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo planned the arrival of Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers. He referred to Giannis Antetokounmpo at the 2023 All-Star Game in Utah when he could have been the first pick ahead of LeBron James.

Then Giannis had a choice between Jrue Holiday and Damian Lillard, but he chose Lillard. At the time it seemed like a very strange move and James himself was surprised. Is it possible that Giannis knew then that Lillard would come to Milwaukee? "These players are sneaky," Koubridis said.

"So one, Giannis picks Dame first in the All-Star game. All of a sudden, this happens (the trade) out of the blue.
"Really? Don't forget, on November 7 of 2010, LeBron says, 'Next year, I'm not wearing No. 23. I'm going to wear the No.

6 out of respect.' That's because he knew he was going to Chicago or Miami.
Koubridis added: "Is it crazy to think Giannis was laying the foundation for trying to get a Dame to his team? I'm not saying they colluded or anything, but I'm saying he might've said, 'Hey, I picked you first.

You know it'd be good to play with me. If it happens, he's not going to say no." as quoted by sportskeeda Very interesting claims indeed by Tony Koubridis. The audience is used to his shocking claims, but many commented on the podcast and claimed that it was a conspiracy theory.

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