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Giannis Antetokounmpo on Life Out of Spotlight After Retirement

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Giannis Antetokounmpo playing for Greece at the recent EuroBasket tournament. Credit: EuroBasket 2022

Giannis Antetokounmpo is only twenty-seven years old, but he is already thinking about his future after retiring from professional basketball.

In a recent interview, he said that when he is done playing, he wants to be out of the spotlight. “I want to be like Tim Duncan,” Antetokounmpo said. “Where the hell is Tim Duncan? I don’t know where Tim Duncan is.”

“I want to play the game, and then you forget about me; you don’t talk about me,” Antetokounmpo added.

It should be noted that he said this all with a smile on his face.

How can Giannis Antetokounmpo stay out of the spotlight with 13.5 million followers on Instagram?

Giannis Antetokounmpo will have a difficult time remaining out of the public eye after retirement.

He has 2.6 million followers on Twitter and 13.5 million followers on Instagram. Additionally, he maintains a social media presence on both platforms.

Antetokounmpo has also become a movie producer, eyeing an Oscar with the National Geographic documentary The Flagmakers.

The Greek basketball player recently signed on to the National Geographic documentary as executive producer, and it looks like a strong Oscar contender.

The film tells the story of the factory workers who make almost five million American flags per year.

Duncan, a five-time NBA Champion, had never used his fame to become a big celebrity even when he was playing in the NBA.

Duncan is a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA MVP, a three-time NBA Finals MVP, a fifteen-time NBA All-Star, and the only player to be selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams for thirteen consecutive seasons. He retired from the NBA in 2016.

As for Antetokounmpo, he led the Bucks to the NBA Championship in 2021, but, this past season, they lost in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

Over the last four seasons, he has averaged at least 27.7 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

This past season, he averaged 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per contest.

The Bucks will play their first game of the 2022-23 NBA regular season on October 20th against the Philadelphia 76ers.


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