Antetokounmpo said goodbye to Holliday.
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo said goodbye to Jrue Holiday in an interview with ‘Bleacher Report’ on the 30th (Korean time).
Milwaukee enjoyed the joy of winning the 2021 finals for the first time in 50 years. Milwaukee, which had attempted to reach the top with Giannis Antetokounmpo at its center but was repeatedly frustrated, made the decision to acquire Jrue Holiday through a trade and ascended to the throne.
Milwaukee continued to reign as the powerhouse of the Eastern Conference, but failed to win another championship. In 2022, they lost to Boston, and last season, despite taking the number 1 seed, they faced the humiliation of falling to the 8th seed Miami in the first round. As a result, the winning coach, Mike Budenholzer, was dismissed.
Milwaukee, which wants to win more trophies in the Antetokounmpo era, made a move when Damian Lillard appeared in the off-season transfer market. Antetokounmpo and Lillard, a duo with an average of 30 points, who appeared in the NBA 61 years after the 1962-1963 season, have been attracting a lot of attention since their formation.
However, with the recruitment of Lillard, there was also an unfortunate farewell. Holliday, who was a key player in the championship, left the team. Holliday is a player who played a decisive role in helping Milwaukee win its first championship in 50 years. In response, Antetokounmpo sent a message of support to Holliday.스포츠토토
Ade Tokunbo said, “Jru Holliday is my brother for life and I am grateful to him. He had a huge steal in Game 5 of the Finals and I believe he will be successful wherever he goes.”
Milwaukee’s will to win is strong enough to give up Holliday. Antetokounmpo praised Lillard and expressed his expectations for the times he will be working with him.
Antetokounmpo praised, “I’m happy to have Damian Lillard with me. Lillard gives us a chance to win a championship. It’s great to play with such an outstanding player. Lillard is a player who can score in his sleep.”
“It’s a bittersweet day for the city of Milwaukee because we gained a great player but also lost a great player,” he said. “I know this is a business. Holliday is one of the best people I’ve ever met, but we have to stay focused on the goal of winning. “Lillard wants to win, he’s hungry to win, and he’ll push us. We’re very excited to have him on the team.”
With Milwaukee’s trade, the NBA landscape for the upcoming season has become even more heated. Can Antetokounmpo join Lillard for his second career win?