NBA 24/24 “NBA – Giannis explains why he didn’t calculate LeBron on the sidelines in Game 5
Great pal of Chris Paul, LeBron James made a remarkable appearance in Game 5 of the Finals between Bucks and Suns. Giannis Antetokounmpo did not calculate the King. He explains why.
It was the little icing on the cake. While singer Adele flaunted with her new mate, well known in NBA circles, LeBron James posed in courtside, bottle of tequila to support. Obviously, the King had come to support his great friend Chris Paul, without success (119-123 defeat of the Suns).
The passage of the superstar of the Lakers has obviously been talked about, and has not gone unnoticed by … Giannis Antetokounmpo. Still making a big game with 32 points, the Greek Freak explained why he didn’t calculate the King, not even going to salute him:
I didn’t interact with him, and I wouldn’t have done it anyway, because it’s just that I never do that, with anyone. My mom could be in courtside, I wouldn’t interact with her, because when I play I try to be as focused as possible.
However, after the fact, Giannis relished having LeBron James in the front row for the NBA Finals. And in view of his words, we understand:
The first time he played in the Finals, in 2007, I had never played basketball in my life… It’s crazy. But of course I had seen him.
The story is crazy. The night before I was watching Space Jam on HBO, and the next day it’s there on courtside.
He may be a double MVP and maybe a few hours away from being NBA champion and Finals MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps his eyes childish when he talks about LeBron James. Further proof, if need be, of the enormous aura of Chosen One, including among its peers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a machine on the pitch, able to ignore even his idols. No worries, LeBron won’t hold it against him!