As soon as he landed in the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo knew he was meant to do big things for himself, his family, and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Greek player knew the history of the team and vowed to become part of that.
Recently, the NBA's official Twitter account shared an old video of Giannis visiting Fiserv Forum, with the young player telling his parents about his expectations with the team. Antetokounmpo wanted to make history and have his jersey hanging in the rafters like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson.
"In 15-20 years, maybe my number is up there next to Kareem, Oscar Robertson... I hope I'm there."
KAJ and The Big O led the Bucks to win their first and only NBA championship in 1971. Giannis is trying to do the same this year, and he's really close to accomplishing his biggest goal in the NBA.
The Bucks lead the 2021 NBA Finals 3-2 against the Phoenix Suns, hoping to finish the job tonight with a win at home. Even if he doesn't win the title this campaign, Giannis will definitely get his number retired.
If he keeps this level and takes the team to compete in the future, he could even end his career as the greatest Buck of all time. Still, time will tell how great he turns out to be in a very competitive NBA.