Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the holder of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game for the 6th consecutive year. The game will take place in Cleveland on February 20.
The Greek Freak earned All-Star MVP honors last year with 35 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. ASG’s starting roster is decided 50% by popular fan votes and 25% by NBA players and members of the media. LeBron James and Kevin Durant were the top picks for their respective conferences and will be the captains of both all-star teams.
Antetokounmpo is now tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most all-star appearances by a dollars player in franchise history.
The Bucks star’s other starters will be Stephen Curry (Golden State), DeMar DeRozan (Chicago), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Nikola Jokić (Denver), Ja Morant (Memphis), Andrew Wiggins (Golden State) and Trae Young (Atlanta).
Antetokounmpo goes from strength to strength in 2022 after a huge 2021. The Greek star finished last year on the cover of GQ’s 2021 Men of the Year issue.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Athlete of the Year 2021 by GQ
Antetokounmpo was named Athlete of the Year in the renowned men’s fashion magazine‘s annual roundup of inspiring male cultural figures. Antetokoumpo spoke to the magazine about the child he recently had with partner Mariah Riddlesprigger, as well as the incredible story of his journey from Greek immigrant to NBA superstar.
The article also chronicles Antetokounmpo’s blockbuster NBA Championship, where the star won the Bucks trophy and established himself as a living NBA legend.
Antetokounmpo suffered a horrific knee injury in order to deliver the title to the Bucks, who hadn’t won an NBA championship in 40 years.
The 27-year-old star also said the pressures of league games as well as the lingering grief he felt for his father who died in 2017 had affected him deeply, but the birth of his children had helped him cope. to complex emotions:
“I had to break down the barriers I was talking about and be alone and cry and realize, ‘I have to help myself,'” Antetokounmpo said in an interview with GQ, while holding her newborn baby in her arms. . “This guy, he’s like, ‘Sometimes being persistent and stubborn? Sometimes it screws you up.’
“I think he’s really like, ‘Okay, I’ve reached the top. The next challenge is, let’s repeat. But what if you repeat? What’s the next challenge? What’s this next barrier? When you think about it from a basketball perspective, at 26, this kid has accomplished everything,” Antetokounmpo manager Alex Saratsis told GQ. “So sometimes you’re going to have to manufacture this what are these challenges.