Giannis Antetokounmpo racked up the first triple-double of his young career with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to push the Bucks past LA and Kobe Bryant was impressed with The Greek Freak.
“I talked to him for quite a bit [after the game],” Bryant said Monday. “I was in there with [Bucks coach] Jason [Kidd] and we were just kind of talking a little bit. Jason was saying the biggest thing for him is to decide what he wants to be. Does he want to be a great player or not? I said, ‘Listen – that’s a choice you’re going to have to make. If you want to be that great player, then you’re going to have to make certain sacrifices and you’ve got to go after it.’ But he has the potential to do it. He has the physical tools. The intelligence. Now it’s just a matter of him believing in himself and going after it. But he has the talent to be a great player.”