Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo He has become synonymous with the franchise that drafted him and led him to an NBA championship, but he hasn’t ruled out wearing another jersey before his career is over.
While promoting his new ambassadorship with telehealth company Antidote Health, Antetokounmpo was asked by Fox 32 Chicago about the possibility of playing for the Bulls in the future. And while reiterating his commitment to the Bucks, Antetokounmpo said he would be open to the idea of playing for rival Interstate 94 one day.
Antetokounmpo: “I don’t think you’d ask a basketball player that question, he’d be a liar.” He said in an interview with Fox 32 Chicago.. “A team that’s won multiple championships, one of the greatest players, if not the greatest player to ever play the game. So it’s a no-brainer. Everybody loves playing for Chicago.”
Antetokounmpo has four years remaining on the $228 million extension he signed before winning Finals MVP and leading the Bucks to the 2021 NBA Championship. In the year He invested $1 million in New York City-based Antidote Health, founded in 2021, and held several interviews late last month to promote the company.
Although Antetokounmpo can appreciate the Bulls’ franchise history and relationship with Michael Jordan, he has been one of the biggest obstacles in recent years preventing them from adding to that legacy. He helped lead the Bucks to a win over the Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs last April — averaging 28.6 points, 13.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists over five games. Chicago’s win in Game 2 of that series was the only time the Bulls have beaten the Bucks since 2017 with Antetokounmpo on the active roster.
Antetokounmpo said: “Down the line, you never know. You never know how life will bring you, maybe I’ll play for Chicago.” But now I’m committed to Milwaukee.