Last Thursday (27), during the press conference, after the elimination of the Milwaukee Bucks against Miami Heat, Giannis Antetokounmpo was asked by journalist Erick Nehm, from The Athletic portal, about the defeat of the match and, with that, the The player’s response went viral on social media.
“Do you get a promotion at your job every year? No? So every year you work is a failure? Yes or no? No. You always work with one goal in mind: getting a promotion, taking care of the family, providing a home for them. So, it’s not failure, it’s just the steps you need to take to achieve success. Michael Jordan played for 15 years. He got six titles. His other nine years were a failure?”, asked the player.
The athlete continued to answer the question: “So why did you ask me that question? It’s wrong. There is no failure in sport. There are good and bad days. So this is sport. You don’t always win. Let’s go back next year, try to build better habits, train more. So, I hope we get another title. In the 50 years the Milwaukee Bucks went without a win, was it 50 years of failure? No, it was years of work that led us to win the 2021 title”.
After finalizing the answer, Giannis Antetokounmpo apologized if he was rude, reporting that every year he is interviewed, especially by the journalist who questioned him, the same question is always asked. The player’s reaction went viral on the web due to his explanation about learning.