Giannis Antetokounmpo (28, Greece) announced that he would not play for the Golden State Warriors (hereinafter referred to as Golden State) in the 2023-24 season.
On the afternoon of the 18th (Korean time), 안전놀이터 during a TikTok live on personal SNS, Antetokounmpo was begged by a Golden State fan to say, “Hyung, please come to Golden State.”
Antetokounmpo, who knew what he would face depending on the answer, refused an immediate answer with a smirk, but soon said, “I’m not that kind of person,” and “Thank you for liking it.”
Antetokounmpo, who was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs after losing the series 1-4 to Miami Heat in the 22-23 season, is preparing for the upcoming season. Golden State missed the Conference Finals after losing 2-4 to the Los Angeles Lakers. The two teams that exposed many problems in the process of losing are predicted to undergo a major revolution in the 23-24 season.
First, Milwaukee, where Antetokounmpo belongs, fired his coach, Mike Budenholzer, and Golden State is known to be considering the option of parting ways with general manager Bob Myers.
Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo was unanimously selected to the NBA All-First Team for the fifth consecutive year this season. He appeared in 63 regular league games and recorded an average of 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists, and a field goal success rate of 55.3% (20.3 attempts).