Some say the 2020 NBA championship should come with an asterisk.
While that may be true, given the circumstances with COVID-19 and the long layoff from the last regular-season games, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo argues that perhaps that asterisk should represent how much more difficult attaining the title will be.
“I feel like a lot of people say that there’s gonna be a star next to this championship,” the Milwaukee Bucks superstar said during a conference call with reporters Wednesday, including ESPN’s Eric Woodyard. “I feel like, at the end of the day, this is gonna be the toughest championship you could ever win because the circumstances are really, really tough right now. So, whoever wants it more is going to be able to go out there and take it.”
The Bucks own the best record (53-12) and are 6.5 games up in the Eastern Conference on the Toronto Raptors when
The NBA season abruptly ended nearly four months ago. At that time, players couldn’t even workout at team facilities. Antetokounmpo didn’t even have a hoop to shoot on back in early April.
“I did the best job I could do trying to stay ready and trying to have my team ready for this journey that we’re about to go on to leave and play games,” Antetokounmpo added. “But as I said, whoever wants it more, whoever is mentally prepared for all this, what’s going on in Orlando, that’s the team that’s gonna come out on top.”