Giannis Refuses To Watch USA Basketball Because It Isn’t Free To Watch, Won’t Pay For Peacock (TWEETS)
Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off a season where he won the NBA Finals with the Milwaukee Bucks and being named the NBA Finals MVP.
He is young and insanely rick, but that doesn’t mean he wants to pay money for things that should be free. Antetokounmpo wanted to know how he’d get to watch Team USA take on Iran at the Tokyo Olympics, sending out a tweet and looking for some guidance.
Unfortunately for Antetokounmpo, Eric Nehm of The Athletic let him know that the game was being held on Peacock, which means he would have to pay for it.
Antetokounmpo quickly declined.
The 2021 NBA Finals MVP shared an Instagram Live video of himself ordering a “50 piece” of chicken minis at a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru last week, hours after scoring 50 points in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to lead Milwaukee to its second NBA championship and first since 1971.
Antetekounmpo won his first regular season NBA MVP in 2019-20 and was rewarded with a five-year, $228 million supermax extension last offseason, choosing to stay with the Bucks long-term rather than test free agency.
The All-Star forward averaged 28.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.9 assists during the 2020-21 season, leading the Bucks to a 46-26 overall regular season record.