Former President Barack Obama had some praise for Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo on Friday.
The Milwaukee Bucks are having a fantastic season so far, and it just got a little better.
Former President Barack Obama was speaking at a high school in Milwaukee on Friday for the upcoming midterm election, but he drifted away from politics to point out some things that the Midwestern city has to offer. He also singled out Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“There are a lot of good reasons to come to Milwaukee,” Obama said. “You’ve got the Brewers, great season. Did much better than my (Chicago White) Sox. You’ve got the Bucks, 4-0. Giannis is ballin’. Got the Badgers. You’ve got brats. You’ve got beer. So there are a lot of good reasons why I would want to come to Milwaukee.”
The Bucks have to feel phenomenal about POTUS praising them in a national spotlight. They’re now 5-0, and the only reason they’re second place in the Eastern Conference standings is because the Toronto Raptors are 6-0. It should be a fun race between those two teams, and you would think the Boston Celtics will be in the mix as well.
It’s definitely possible Antetokounmpo will win MVP this season, especially if the Bucks win the Eastern Conference. He’s averaging 25.8 points, 15.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.8 blocks per game so far. The Greek Freak apparently found out about Obama’s praise before Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he delivered in a 125-95 win and helped shut down Jimmy Butler, who is having a nice season statistically despite all the drama surrounding him.
Giannis called it “a great feeling” that the former President mentioned his name and respects his skills. The Bucks have opened up the 3-point game under new head coach Mike Budenholzer’s offensive scheme, and they’ll be contenders to be the Eastern Conference champs as a result. Something tells me, though, that they wouldn’t accept an invite to the White House if they win it all.