Giannis Antetokounmpo did the unthinkable last year when he brought a championship to Milwaukee for the first time in 50 years.
One season into his 5-year, $228 million contract with the Bucks he accomplished a goal that had been eluding him since 2013.
So what comes next?
A dynasty run with the Bucks comparable to Michael Jordan’s with the Chicago Bulls? A LeBron James-like hopping from franchise to franchise, winning titles like a mercenary?
This past week, Antetokounmpo did an interview with Zach Baron of GQ Magazine. He touched on a number of different topics, but one of the most viral emerging tidbits was his cryptic message about his future.
“One challenge was to bring a championship here and we did,” he said. “It was very hard, but we did. Very, very hard. I just love challenges. What’s the next challenge? The next challenge might not be here.”
Essentially, Antetokounmpo just doesn’t want things to become too easy.
“Me and my family chose to stay in this city that we all love and has taken care of us—for now,” Antetokounmpo said. “In two years, that might change. I’m being totally honest with you. I’m always honest. I love this city. I love this community. I want to help as much as possible.”
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— Game 7 (@game7__) November 18, 2021
Now at the top of the mountain, it stands to reason that Antetokounmpo would want a new challenge.
Will that ultimately involve him leaving Milwaukee to seek out greener pastures elsewhere? Time will tell.