Giannis not commenting on refs: “I got to pay for diapers”

2022-05-08T10:00:35+00:00 2022-05-08T11:54:50+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

08/May/22 10:00

Giannis sets his priorities straight.

By Eurohoops team/

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t want to make any comment on the officiating of the playoff series against the Boston Celtics, saying that the money from a potential fine is better used in getting some diapers for his little kids.

“How much does it cost if I say something and comment about the refs? Is it 20,000? It’s a lot of money, right? I shouldn’t do it. I save my money, I got to pay for diapers,” Giannis answered when he was asked if he would welcome the referees calling the game “a bit tighter.” Priorities, right?

Giannis still addressed the physicality in the series, which is actually something that he and his teammates thrive on.

“I just got to play through it,” Antetokounmpo said. “We all got to play through it. Sometimes they’ll call it, sometimes they won’t call it. It’s what Jrue [Holiday] said: It’s playoff basketball and it’s going to be a little bit more physical. If you are about that, you are about that. If you are not, you are going to shy away from it. I don’t think any of my teammates shy away from it. Bobby [Portis] loves that, Jrue, me, Wes [Matthews], Brook [Lopez]. All the guys that play on this team, we love the physicality. No matter what the call is, we’re going to play through it. We don’t beg, we don’t expect. We stay focused and doing what we got to do.”

The Bucks took a 2-1 lead in the series vs. Celtics and are two wins away from moving to the Eastern Conference semifinals despite still missing Khris Middleton. Giannis delivered 42 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the dramatic Game 4 win.