Modified 22 Might 2020, 06:06 IST
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo needs to smoke a cigar like Michael Jordan and have fun a possible NBA championship in Mykonos.
The Bucks have been favourites to win the NBA title earlier than the season was suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Milwaukee owned the very best report within the league at 53-12, forward of LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers, in pursuit of their first title since 1971.
Whereas COVID-19 has halted Milwaukee’s quest, reigning MVP Antetokounmpo is hoping to take the NBA trophy to his native Greece and the social gathering island of Mykonos – channelling Chicago Bulls nice Jordan.
“Earlier than all this occurred with COVID-19, I used to be speaking about taking the group on a visit to Greece in Mykonos,” Antetokounmpo stated through the Athletes Doing Good Radiothon on ESPN.
“Mykonos is without doubt one of the greatest islands in Greece, it is a social gathering island. You can not go there together with your vital different, you bought to be by your self. It is acquired to be a boys’ journey.
“Clearly, we now have Santorini, Santorini’s actually romantic. It has the very best sundown and dawn on this planet. You’ll be able to take your vital different there.
“I had the chance to go final 12 months – I went with [Eric] Bledsoe and Brook [Lopez] to Mykonos – and I used to be sort of unhappy I wasn’t in a position to deliver the entire group to expertise what we went by way of.
“So positively, I believe, after we win the championship and we’re holding the trophy and we’re all smoking a cigar like M.J., we will all try this in Mykonos.”
It stays to be seen when, and if, the 2019-20 season will resume following the coronavirus outbreak.
NBA follow services have began to re-open this month after the league had focused no sooner than Might eight for groups to return to their complexes.
Commissioner Adam Silver is reportedly contemplating the league returning through two places – Orlando and Las Vegas.