The Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo came up with a Tweet of assurance & commitment to better performance next season. As per his Tweet of May 2023, he is hopeful & ready for his 11th season (2023-24 season) with the Bucks.
The 2022-23 NBA season came with mixed feelings for the two-time NBA MVP.
Antetokounmpo, who led the Milwaukee Bucks to the 2021 NBA Finals title, could barely get into action in this season’s playoffs.
Even though he flagged some notable achievements, including a career-high 55 points, his injury & the eliminations of the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs got him into trolls.
Despite being the division leader & #1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Bucks’ journey was cut short in the first round with an upset 1-4 loss against the Heat.
Of course, the Milwaukee Bucks fans have high hopes for Giannis Antetokounmpo. But his absence with injury in the crucial moment came with different conclusions.
Games end with either a win or loss, but what matters the most is the undefeated soul, isn’t it?
Giannis Antetokounmpo Hopeful For 11th Season With The Bucks
After the Bucks’ loss to the Miami Heat in the first round, fans with their dreams shattered not only extended their grief, but some even began to blame their power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The trolls & talks about the not-so-good performance of the Greek-born circulated on the social media realm.
In that wake, Giannis came up with a Tweet on May 10, 2023, & warned his backbiters with words for his comeback. In the Tweet with his picture, where he seemed serious & in deep thought, he wrote:
“I’m tired of the disrespect. I’m coming.”
Then, on May 18, 2023, in a Tweet, Giannis Antetokounmpo thanked his fans & supporters and his gratitude for having played his 10th season for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Moreover, the NBA player wrote about his commitment & vowed that his 11th season with the Bucks will be better.
Who won’t want to see that?
Antetokounmpo In The 2022-23 Season
Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing entirely for the Milwaukee Bucks ever since he became the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
The 2022-23 NBA season marked his 10th season & is designated for the team throughout the 2025-26 season. It’s thanks to his five-year $228.2 million extension deal signed in mid-December 2015.
Antetokounmpo had a promising start with 44 & 43 points scored consecutively in the season’s second & third games of the Bucks.
It would follow with five more 40+ pointer games before a career-high 55 points in a victory against the Wizards on January 3, 2023.
Even more, the 2021 NBA Finals MVP set another record with 200+ points, 80+ rebounds & 30+ assists in a span of five games since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972.
He finished the 2022-23 season with three triple-doubles and led the Bucks to a league-best 58–24 record.
The Milwaukee Bucks’ entry in the 2023 NBA playoffs was their seventh consecutive visit to the post-season games, including an NBA Finals victory in the 2021 NBA playoffs.
However, this season, they fell off in the first round to the Heat, facing a dominant 1-4 loss in the game series.
Injured In Game 1 Of The First-Round
The top-seed from the Eastern Conference, the Bucks faced the 7th-seed Miami Heat in the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs.
During Game 1 of the series, as Giannis went for a layup, he collided with the Heat’s Kevin Love & fell on the ground.
Despite an effort to swing back, the lower back contusion ruled him out of the game. The Bucks lost with a 13-point deficit (117- 130), where the opponent’s side Jimmy Butler scored game-high 35 points.
The pressure on the Bucks added after their power forward was to bench in Game 2 (won) & Game 3 (lost).
Even though he returned for Game 4 & Game 5 of the first round, it proved futile to cut the gap, eventually facing a knockout.