Despite spending the weekend reveling in the bright lights, glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo says the hustle and bustle of the west coastisn'tfor him.
“I could never see myself being out there," Antetokounmpo told theMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "It’s great for two, three days but it’s a little bit — things are going a little bit crazy."
Instead, Antetokounmpo says he prefers the calm, low-key feel of Milwaukee.
"I love Milwaukee — it’s low-key. I can walk down the road, down the streets without anybody bugging me — nobody interrupts my conversation or anything. I love how quiet and calm Milwaukee is.”
Los Angeles wasn't the only city calling Giannis' name over the weekend, Philadelphia's front man, Joel Embiid was looking to quicken "The Process" by adding the Bucks' two-time All-Star.
"(Embiid) told me I should trust the process and come play for Philly," Antetokounmpo said with a chuckle, drawing a laugh. "That was my reaction — I just laughed."
Media outlets were quick to pair Antetokounmpo with Embiid and his counterpart, Ben Simmons.
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For the 23-year-old Antetokounmpo, this season has been a constant whirlwind of courtship, with Laker's General Manager Magic Johnson receiving a $50,000 tampering fine earlier this year for his comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and fans speculating where he could land when his contract ends in 2021.
But, that's the current landscape of the NBA right now. Rarely do players stick in one place.
However, the reassuring thing for Bucks fans is that both Antetokounmpo and Bucks ownership seem to be on the same page: They want to bring Milwaukee a championship.