Giannis Antetokounmpo is again taking a very humble approach as he does not want to be called as the face of the NBA. Antetokounmpo, 27, was back-to-back NBA MVP in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA title and he was also named the NBA Finals MVP.
Also, Antetokounmpo has earned six consecutive All-Star nods since 2017. During his appearance on Serge Ibaka's How Hungry Are You show, Antetokounmpo was asked if he thought that he was the face of the NBA.
Antetokounmpo refusing to call himself the face of the NBA
“Do I feel like I’m one of the faces of the league? Yes.
LeBron is. LeBron’s still playing. Steph just won a championship, KD’s still hooping. Embiid’s killing. Jokic back-to-back MVP. Luka Magic. There’s a lot of people out there. I want to be like Tim Duncan. I want to disappear.
You put me in the face of the league. I’m trying to disappear from it," Antetokounmpo said, as quoted on Sports Illustrated. This is not the first time that Antetokounmpo is taking a humble approach when asked about his quality.
This past summer, Antetokounmpo was with the Greece national team. When asked if he felt he was the best player in the world, Antetokounmpo politely asked not to be called like that. “You can’t adjust 11 people around me.
I am not that type of guy. I have to adjust to everybody, I will do whatever my team needs, I will screen, I will play at 5 if I have to. Right now our team is not ready to get a medal. But we have a chance. When the season started in Milwaukee, our goal wasn’t the championship.
But we worked hard and we won. I am not the best player in the world. Don’t tell me that I am," Antetokounmpo said.