While we doubted his presence at the kickoff of this final, Giannis Antetokounmpo very quickly reassured his teammates and fans of the Bucks, and his 32.3 points, 14 rebounds and 5.5 average assists speak volumes on his level of play.
In diesel mode, the Greek had his worst game during the first lift of this final before increasing his level with two games in a row to 40 points and more. On Game 4, the Greek interior still scored 26 points but he was especially decisive by this huge counter on Deandre Ayton which underlines the return of his physical capacities.
An action that marked him again yesterday at the time of the press conference relayed by ESPN. “It’s amazing what your body is capable of doing. When all you think about is winning, you can do extreme things. I can’t explain it, but in the end it’s already a thing of the past. “
And everything that belongs to the past no longer has to be according to the Greek. “I have to move on. I must continue to take decisive actions and to fight. I have to find ways to help my team. “
“When you talk about the past, it’s your ego that is expressed”
Remembering this kind of action is rewarding and even exhilarating for Giannis. “When you talk about the past, it’s your ego that speaks. It’s in the past, it’s over. “ In order not to be “trapped” by this, the double MVP works mentally to stay connected to the present moment.
“I found a balance. When you talk about the past, it is your ego that expresses itself. You say to yourself: “I did it, we swept this or that team. When you project yourself, it is your pride that speaks. You’re like, “Yeah in Game 5 I’m going to do this, that and I’m going to dominate them. “But it doesn’t happen like that, you’re right there” analysis Antetokounmpo.
“I kind of try to just focus on the present moment. It is humility. I don’t create any expectations for myself. I’m enjoying the moment by playing at a high level and I think I’ve had quite a few people in my career who have helped me with that. I’m trying to get a handle on this and it’s working so far so I’m not going to stop. “
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