Having been in Greece since the end of his season, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo had a visit from George Hill and Vin Baker Sunday.
The end of the 2019-20 NBA season has finally come, though it’s certainly been the case for the Milwaukee Bucks for over a month now.
Since the end of the Bucks’ season, superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, along with his brother and Bucks teammate Thanasis, have been overseas and in Greece to enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation after the disappointing end to his and the team’s season.
While Antetokounmpo hasn’t kept off his feet entirely while overseas, his exploits have now lured a couple of Bucks notables his way.
As the back-to-back MVP tweeted out Sunday afternoon, the Antetokounmpo was joined by his veteran teammate George Hill and Bucks assistant coach Vin Baker out in Greece.
This isn’t the first time that Antetokounmpo has had his Bucks teammates join him out in Greece. Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez joined the Antetokounmpo overseas for a charity event in the midst of Antetokounmpo launching his debut signature Nike shoe, the Zoom Freak 1’s, last summer.
But Antetokounmpo has long talked about hosting his Bucks teammates while in Greece, even goign as far as planning a potential title celebration as he talked about during Pat Connaughton’s charity Radio-A-Thon held back in May before the Bucks’ journey down in the bubble:
“Before all this happened with COVID-19, I was talking about taking the team on a trip to Greece in Mykonos,” Antetokounmpo said. “Mykonos is one of the best islands in Greece, it’s a party island. You cannot go there with your significant other, you got to be by yourself. It’s got to be a boys’ trip. Obviously, we have Santorini, Santorini’s really romantic. It has the best sunset and sunrise in the world. You can take your significant other there.”
“I had the opportunity to go last year – I went with (Eric) Bledsoe and Brook (Lopez) to Mykonos – and I was kind of sad I wasn’t able to bring the whole team to experience what we went through. So definitely, I think, after we win the championship and we’re holding the trophy and we’re all smoking a cigar like M.J., we can all do that in Mykonos.”
Of course, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks fell way short of their ultimate goal this year after falling to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. There’s always next year, right?
Obviously plenty of time stands in between now and the start of the next NBA season and the Bucks have to navigate through an incredibly difficult offseason, especially with Antetokounmpo on the verge of receiving his supermax extension and being a year out from free agency.
For now, the Greek superstar will continue to get some quality time with his family and focus on life away from the basketball court. When Antetokounmpo does make his return stateside, he will have no shortage of decisions to answer that all directly relate to his long-term future.