Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Comments Are Spoken Like a Leader
Giannis Antetokounmpo meets with the media on a regular basis after games. Not sure if it’s every game, but it feels like he spends more time with them than most. It is to be expected when you’re the back-to-back MVP of the NBA. After an emotional start to the night, the Milwaukee Bucks superstar explained why the Bucks did a gesture before the game for Jacob Blake, and the idea behind the seven seconds was Pat Connaughton. Giannis gave a full explanation on why they did it and why it mattered to them. There are a lot of things recently you’ve seen from Giannis embracing himself as the lead dog, this is another example.
"When I stop playing basketball my kid is going to grow up here in America and my kid is black. I cannot imagine my kid going through what I see on the tv. While I'm living and while i'm breathing and can do something about it towards the better, I'm going to do it."
— Kane Pitman (@KanePitman) January 7, 2021
After the game, I asked @Giannis_An34 why he felt it was important for the team to once again do something for Jacob Blake before the game.
"We felt like we should do something because this happened in our city." pic.twitter.com/86g0nTHyWt
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) January 7, 2021
As I said in July, it is a nice thing for the players to show support. But the process of making change takes a very long time. It is not easy. And the hope is that the right people are working on the cause. And there needs to be an acceptance that not everything is going to change overnight. I fall into this trap in my personal life where I expect the end results versus accepting the positive baby steps moving forward. That’s what needs to happen in the coming months and years. If that does, real change can happen.