Giannis Antetokounmpo is a super competitive athlete and that’s the reason he won two regular season MVPs, one championship and a Final’s MVP.
There has obviously been a lot of speculation about Harden and Antetokounmpo’s relationship throughout the years, especially in the season both fought for an MVP award.
However, in a recent interview with Zach Baron of GQ, Antetokounmpo claimed that the reports of the two having a beef were “not true”, and it was revealed he even has a framed Harden jersey in his basement.
“Many are his, but curiously, he also has dozens of framed jerseys from other NBA players too. Some are perhaps what you’d expect: the uniforms of greats who’ve played the game and since retired or passed away.
Dominique Wilkins, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant. But many of them—the majority of them—are from his peers: guys he competes against during the regular season and the playoffs.”
“He’s got a framed Blake Griffin Pistons jersey. He’s got one from Kevin Durant, and one from Steph Curry. James Harden—“A lot of people think that I have beef with James Harden, which is not true,” he said, because if it were, why would his jersey be here? He continued the tour. “This right here is from Luka Doncic, the wonder boy. Anthony Davis. L.A., you know him. Jokic. I love the game! Oh, this is mine from this year. This is from the MVP I won. The All-Star MVP. Bradley Beal. Damian Lillard. Derrick Rose. I love Derrick Rose. LeBron James, man. Look! Look what he wrote for me.”
Both Giannis and Harden are MVP-winners and amazing players, but, the two will fight for a place in the NBA Finals this season.
Both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets are viewed as contenders, and it’s quite likely they will face each other just like last season.