Giannis as captain
The Milwaukee Bucks franchise won its second championship under Giannis in 2021. While Antetokounmpo played a big role on the ground, winning the title was only possible because the team came together. Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez – to name a few – have been major contributors to the team’s success.
However, players like Giannis can inspire greatness – just by being themselves. Several NBA players spoke of Giannis’ desire to stand out, and Steve acknowledged it as well, adding a little about his driving style.
“Just from a leadership perspective, you just need to make sure that you highlight all the right things throughout the year,” Curry told SiriusXM NBA Radio. “there Lots of conversations, distractions, you know, novels that kind of throw at you. Like all the different comparisons of who’s the best player on the field – and all that kind of thing.”
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“But as the captain of your team — one is recognition, you feel like a great player, you know, you go out and do whatever you want. You have to be in a good position to win a lot of games and be the championship contenders” Carey added. “But that doesn’t happen without a great team behind you, and I think it’s [Giannis] acknowledge that.“
Last Man Standing
Giannis’ comments about Steve being the last man standing the previous season seemed to resonate with the four-time champion. Having spent 13 seasons in the league, Curry knows that every player comes with a desire to win. Therefore, it is always a competition in which someone has to be dethroned. The longer you stay on top, and win consistently, the more recognition and satisfaction you will get.
“There’s always that mutual respect from the players, who were like the last standing team, who was the last player to hold that trophy – and knowing we’re going to get through this season, that’s who we have to get rid of,”Yuri said. “So, I’ve been in this situation before and love it—and The fact that [Giannis] He admits it shows that killer instinct, what will motivate him this year.“
It will be interesting to see who will be the last man standing between these two stars next season. The final match between them will add more flavor to the rivalry, given their mutual respect.