“I feel like, as I said before, this is the toughest title,” Giannis said. “Obviously, you go somewhere without your family for four months, three months, and you haven’t played basketball for three-and-a-half, four months. Obviously, whoever team wants it more, has gotta be mentally prepared for all the situations and gotta go out there and execute,” Antetokounmpo said.

“Whoever plays the best-because at the end of the day, teams gotta be in shape,” Giannis added. “So whoever is in the best shape and took care of themselves for these three-and-a-half months, four months that we wasn’t able to play, is gonna be in a better position than the other teams. “I want to be one of the best players to ever play the game,” he added. “I did the best job I could do trying to stay ready and trying to have my team ready for this journey that we’re about to go on to leave and play games. But as I said, whoever wants it more, whoever is mentally prepared for all this, what’s going on in Orlando, that’s the team that’s gonna come out on top.”