After the game, Antetokounmpo said, “I’m going to punch him in the nuts next time.”
What I said, I meant it. I’m a person, I don’t take words back. I wasn’t mad or frustrated after the game. It was more as a pride thing.
But I know I’ve got to choose better words, try to word my sentences better.
That’s annoying. Sometimes it’s tough because I’m not from here. I’m from overseas. So, I come off as more harsh.
But I’ve got to do a better job. Because I know I’m a role model for a lot of kids. And having kids, seeing kids in the road saying, “Punch him in the – “, it’s not a good thing. I feel terrible about that.
But as a person, what I said, I meant it. But I’ve got to choose better words.
I thought Antetokounmpo chose his words excellently originally. But I’m also not a child nor do I have one. I don’t mind Antetokounmpo trying to accommodate those demographics.
Especially because he didn’t apologize.
Read that statement. There isn’t a whiff of sorry, just an affirmation of his feelings toward Hezonja. There’s something real about that.