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Giannis Antetokounmpo was ‘ready to walk away’ from NBA after signing massive Bucks deal

A few years ago, there was a possibility that Giannis Antetokounmpo wouldn’t be pursuing anything at all in basketball. Now, he and the Milwaukee Bucks are set to begin their pursuit of another NBA championship.

The Greek superstar admitted to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that, in 2020, not long after signing a $228 million “supermax” deal with the Bucks, which was at the time the richest contract in NBA history, he almost gave up and quit playing.

Antetokounmpo acknowledged having that chat with the front staff and said that, at the time he signed his agreement, he was “ready to walk away from the game.”

Everyone is staring at me as though I’m insαne.You recently signed the richest contract in NBA history, and now you want to forgo the money and the game?

You may take that cash and stuff it in your pocket, man.

The COVID-19 pandemic was still raging in 2020, and millions of people were coping with their own personal mentαl health crises.

Antetokounmpo was no different, stating that he was thinking about quitting because of the pressure that came with being a celebrity athlete as well as the deαth of his father Charles.

He didn’t find peace with the different aspects of his life until he made the decision to attend a therapist. “I didn’t stop talking to him (the counselor). He greatly aided me in being a better basketball player and dealing with life as well as a better partner, parent, brother, and son. superior person. being able to communicate my feelings to others and not being confined to myself. Considering that I once tried to run away from everyone. And I’m not like that; I’m quite sociable. I enjoy interacting with others.

I started talking to him, and he was able to assist me. Then I went to this function with Kevin Love in Saint-Tropez. And we discussed it.

Throughout his own illustrious NBA career, Love has also been open about how he has fought with mentαl health difficulties.

The next year, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in six games to claim their first NBA Finals title. Additionally, in honor of their late father Charles, who passed away from a heart attαck in 2017 at the age of 53, he and his brother Thanasis established the Charles Antetokounmpo Family Foundation.

Giannis remarked, “I attempted to help as many individuals as I could.

The Bucks will play the other Eastern Conference club that advances from the eighth-place play-in tournament as the top seed in the 2023 NBA Playoffs.