Antetokounmpo ‘could never see myself’ in LA

Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the best player in the East.

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been open about how he loves playing in Milwaukee due to its low-profile atmosphere.

The city of Milwaukee has embraced Antetokounmpo since day one and he appreciates the love, and privacy, the fans show him. It’s one of the main reasons why The Greek Freak calls Milwaukee “home.”

The Bucks conducted their first practice since the All-Star break Wednesday and Antetokounmpo said it was good to be back after participating in the festivities in Los Angeles.

While Antetokounmpo enjoyed his time in California, the do-it-all forward said the LA life doesn’t suit him.

“I could never see myself being out there [in LA],” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s great for two, three days but it’s a little bit — things are going a little bit crazy. Of course, because of the All-Star Game, there was a lot of people there. In Milwaukee — I love Milwaukee — it’s low-key. I can walk down the road, down the streets without anybody bugging me — nobody interrupts my conversation or anything. I love how quiet and calm Milwaukee is.”

Antetokounmpo won’t be a free agent until 2021 and he’s likely to be eligible for a designated veteran player extension with the Bucks before then.