Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has one of the most fun personalities in the NBA.
The 27-year-old frequently puts it on display at press conferences and during interviews with reporters, so if you follow him and his team in general, you’re often privy to his charm.
That said, a lot of folks don’t actively follow the Bucks. And for that reason, they were caught off guard this week when a message from Antetokounmpo to his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger went mega-viral.
It all started with the pair attending a concert this week:
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A very giddy Riddlesprigger immediately responded to Antetokounmpo’s post with a loving message:
“I love you so much 💛 making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”
How did Antetokounmpo respond to that romantic reply? Quite perfectly:
Charm on charm on charm. Antetokounmpo has almost as much of it as he does basketball talent.
Don’t forget, this is the same man who stopped in the middle of his championship celebration to give Rachel Nichols a gift because he knew she was going through a hard time. Antetokounmpo is just that kind of dude.
Even when he is opening up about opposing NBA players that he doesn’t like he knows how to do it in a way where no one will take major offense to it.
Big picture, Antetokounmpo obviously would have loved to lead the Bucks to a second straight championship this past season. But it just wasn’t in the cards for them. The team got injured when it mattered most and could not overcome it.
But 2022-23 will present a new opportunity for him to right that wrong.
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 2, 2022
Milwaukee looks fairly stacked from a roster prospective and, presuming the team can stay healthy, they will be right there with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers atop the Eastern Conference.
Will Antetokounmpo be able to shock the world and win a second championship with the Bucks next season?
Time will tell.