The Milwaukee Bucks forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo, refused the idea to train with the leading NBA players, such as LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony, in the offseason.
Speaking about his decision, a 24-year-old player said, per The Athletic: “I can’twork out with you in the summer and then play you in a few months…It feels weird. It doesn’t feel right with me. Like other players, it’s cool for other players, but I don’t. I don’t want to. Other guys do it.”
According to The Greek Freak, training with the other teams’ leaders might be negative afterwards – opponents will know how to stop you. For illustration of a situation, Antetokounmpo gave an example of Kevin Durant’s training with LeBron James: “I feel like with LeBron and KD [Kevin Durant], KD did that to LeBron…Take a lot of his thoughts and use it against him. And that’s what I don’t want guys doing to me.”(ibid)
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