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41 Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes (BASKETBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes (BEST)

“If you are going to do something, you have to do it for yourself, and that’s what I try to do. I try to be authentic and try to be original, so that’s what I try to be. A lot of people try to build big brands but have received bad advice, and they don’t try to be authentic and real with themselves.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
To me what separates really good players from great players – executive well under pressure.
To me what separates really good players from great players – executive well under pressure.
When you think about winning, you go to the extreme.
When you think about winning, you go to the extreme.
You have so many games to play, and you can do well in one game but bad in the other ones. The thing you’ve got to be is consistent.
You have so many games to play, and you can do well in one game but bad in the other ones. The thing you’ve got to be is consistent.
Before I leave this earth, I'm going to help people have a better future.
Before I leave this earth, I’m going to help people have a better future.

“I kind of try to focus on the moment, in the present. That’s humility. That’s being humble. That’s not setting no expectation. That’s going out there, enjoying the game, competing at a high level.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
I got to move on. I got to keep making winning plays. I got to keep competing. I got to keep finding ways to help my team be great.
I got to move on. I got to keep making winning plays. I got to keep competing. I got to keep finding ways to help my team be great.
I see myself as a student. Trying to learn everything.
I see myself as a student. Trying to learn everything.
But, at the end of the day, that’s in the past. When you talk about the past, that’s your ego talking. It’s in the past. It’s over with.
But, at the end of the day, that’s in the past. When you talk about the past, that’s your ego talking. It’s in the past. It’s over with.
But I've got to work hard. If I just keep talking and don't put some work in, it's not going to happen.
But I’ve got to work hard. If I just keep talking and don’t put some work in, it’s not going to happen.

8 Inspirational Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes on Life

“I’m a humble kid. I grew up with Filathlitikos. There were some people in Filathlitikos that taught to me how to stay humble. It was coach Tzivas that never allowed me to get carried away. That’s who I am.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Persistent in life? I think, yes, I am. I'm going to do something until I get it right.
Persistent in life? I think, yes, I am. I’m going to do something until I get it right.
You can just never forget where you came from.
You can just never forget where you came from.
Just growing up and going through life and how tough life was for me and my family, I'm always going to stay humble.
Just growing up and going through life and how tough life was for me and my family, I’m always going to stay humble.

“I get up in the morning, I take a shower, and I go to practice. When I’m finished, the only thing that’s on my mind is to go back home and spend time with my family.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
It starts with my family. That drives me every day, just seeing them smiling.
It starts with my family. That drives me every day, just seeing them smiling.
When I was young and I could dream a bit, I could see myself participating in the slam dunk contest. I've always wanted to experience that.
When I was young and I could dream a bit, I could see myself participating in the slam dunk contest. I’ve always wanted to experience that.
I usually feel that I prefer to hide from people.
I usually feel that I prefer to hide from people.

5 Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes on Success

“Two years ago, I had the goal in my head, the goal that I was going to be the best player in the league. I’m going to do whatever it takes to help my team win, and I’m going to win MVP.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
But that is a skill that I’ve tried to, like, kind of… master it. It’s been working so far, so I’m not going to stop.
But that is a skill that I’ve tried to, like, kind of… master it. It’s been working so far, so I’m not going to stop.
I'm going to do whatever it takes for me and my team to be successful.
I’m going to do whatever it takes for me and my team to be successful.
I want to become one of the best players, so if you want to be one the best, you have to elevate all aspects of your game.
I want to become one of the best players, so if you want to be one the best, you have to elevate all aspects of your game.

“Whatever I try to do, I always try to give it my best and try to be a killer because, at the end of the day, if you don’t work hard, you are not going to get food on your table.”

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7 Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes on Playing Basketball (MILWAUKEE)

“What’s the reason I’m playing basketball? I do it because I love it, I do it because of my family, and that’s it. I don’t do it because of the money. I don’t do it because of the fame. I just do it because I love it, and I do it for my family because my family enjoys it.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
I like to score when I can, but if I can't do that, I like to do the other things - defense, blocking, rebounding.
I like to score when I can, but if I can’t do that, I like to do the other things – defense, blocking, rebounding.
If I can’t score, I do whatever I can to support my teammates.
If I can’t score, I do whatever I can to support my teammates.

“The night before games, I try to get some shots up. Early on the game day, I come early in the morning to try to get some shots up. I just try to do the same things: go through the scouting, watch some clips before the game, just try to get my body ready.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
I just stay home all the time. But the things I have learned outside of basketball is you got to take care of your body.
I just stay home all the time. But the things I have learned outside of basketball is you got to take care of your body.
When LeBron came into the league, I was 9 years old. So I grew up watching him play.
When LeBron came into the league, I was 9 years old. So I grew up watching him play.

“Just every day try to be a leader, try to get better and to help my team win. I just want to be more vocal, like talk more so my teammates can know I got their back.”

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4 Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes on Milwaukee

“Milwaukee is really quiet. The people here are really respectful. They can see me in the street, walking on the road. I can go to anyplace in Milwaukee without people being all over me. I appreciate that.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
My goal is to win in Milwaukee, bring a championship in the city, and make the team a lot better. So I would never leave for L.A.
My goal is to win in Milwaukee, bring a championship in the city, and make the team a lot better. So I would never leave for L.A.
I love Milwaukee! I'm going to be in Milwaukee 20 years! I'll be here so long, they'll be sick of me!
I love Milwaukee! I’m going to be in Milwaukee 20 years! I’ll be here so long, they’ll be sick of me!
Tim Duncan did it. Dirk Nowitzki did it. I just want to be one of those guys… that stays for the city, play for the city for 20 years.
Tim Duncan did it. Dirk Nowitzki did it. I just want to be one of those guys… that stays for the city, play for the city for 20 years.

7 WiseGiannis Antetokounmpo Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“If you are going to do something, you have to do it for yourself, and that’s what I try to do. I try to be authentic and try to be original, so that’s what I try to be. A lot of people try to build big brands but have received bad advice, and they don’t try to be authentic and real with themselves.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
I’m serious about it, and I want to spend my money wise. I’m not going to throw away any money.
I’m serious about it, and I want to spend my money wise. I’m not going to throw away any money.
It's such a long season, and there's so many games, so many trips, you've got to build habits and be consistent with what you do.
It’s such a long season, and there’s so many games, so many trips, you’ve got to build habits and be consistent with what you do.
I’m a guy who doesn’t really care about glamour and big markets; I like to be home all day.
I’m a guy who doesn’t really care about glamour and big markets; I like to be home all day.
It doesn't matter how you're playing you've got to be vocal - you've got to be aggressive - if you really want to be one of the best in this league.
It doesn’t matter how you’re playing: you’ve got to be vocal – you’ve got to be aggressive – if you really want to be one of the best in this league.
A lot of people know who I am now. They want a little bit of me, a little bit of my time. But at the end of the day, I still have to remember who I am.
A lot of people know who I am now. They want a little bit of me, a little bit of my time. But at the end of the day, I still have to remember who I am.
I don't like all these flashy cities like L.A. or Miami. I don't know if I could be the same player if I played in those cities.
I don’t like all these flashy cities like L.A. or Miami. I don’t know if I could be the same player if I played in those cities.

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