These days, when the NBA playoffs are in full swing, incidents occurred one after another in the first round. In the Eastern Conference, the 1st-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, who ranked first in the conference and ranked 1st in the overall league win rate, collapsed to the 8th-seeded Miami Heat 1-4. In the Western Conference, the 2nd seed (Memphis Grizzlies) and 3rd seed (Sacramento Kings) knelt down to the 7th (LA Lakers) and 6th seed (Golden State Warriors), respectively. In the world of competition, unexpected things always happen.
However, the interview that took place after that is making headlines on the Internet. The main character is Giannis Antetokounmpo (29), the ace of the Milwaukee Bucks. He is in his ninth year as a pro and has won the MVP award twice, and is the league’s best player this season with averages of 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game.
After being eliminated in the first round on the 27th of last month, he appeared at the interview with a sad feeling and was asked this question by a reporter.
“In the end, do you think this season was a failure?”
Then Antetokounmpo answered, somewhat frustrated.
“I think I asked the same question last year… (The Bucks lost 3-4 to the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs last year.) Do you get promoted every year
? isn’t it? So are you failing every year at work? It’s not. Every year you work to achieve something, right? Would you call that a goal? It could be for a promotion, for a family, for a house, or for a parent.
You don’t call it a failure just because it didn’t go well (in one year). It’s a step to success. There is always a process.크크크벳
Michael Jordan played in the NBA for 15 years. He has won six championships. So, are the remaining 9 years a failure (because you didn’t win)? That’s what I’m asking now.
There’s no failure in sports. There are good days and there are bad days. Some days you can finish successfully and some days you can’t. that’s the sport You can’t win every time. This time the other team won, we won before. That’s a sport. It’s very simple. We lost this time, but we will try harder and come back.
The Bucks won two NBA championships in 1971 and 2021, so is 50 years a failure? No. It was a process. I won in 2021 and I will try to win one more in the future.”