Giannis Antetokounmpo Wants To Work With LeBron James In Offseason
The Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks last night and won the season series 3-1. The Bucks won’t be making the playoffs this season, but they’ve been an exciting team to watch because of the rise of one Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Greek Freak has been balling out of his mind this year averaging 16.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game.
Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com sat down and talked with the Greek Freak, who said he wants to work out with LeBron James in the summer.
“If I had the chance, the opportunity to work with him, of course I would,” he said. “You’d have to work with him. He’s one of the best players in the world. One summer working out with LeBron, you can learn a lot. It would help you moving forward. If I had the chance, of course I’ll grab the opportunity to try to work with him.”
Over the past month, Antetokounmpo has taken over major ball-handling duties and has averaged 18.3 points, 7.3 points, 7.4 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.6 blocks on 53% shooting. Antetokounmpo knows that James will try to make a deep playoff run and may be limited in the summer.
“It’s not up to me. It’s up to LeBron,” the 21-year-old responded. “I think LeBron has 150 times more things to do than me over the summer. If he has time, I’ll definitely have the time.”
LeBron James heard about Antetokounmpo’s request, and responded to Cleveland.com.
“Absolutely [Giannis and I can get together]. Y’all know I got an open-door policy.”
With James’ approval, you can bet these two forwards will be working out in the summer. Antetokounmpo has an incredibly high ceiling, and at only 21, there’s a lot that James can teach him. Who knows, maybe one day near the end of LeBron’s career, the Greek Freak will be playing for Cleveland.