Carlo Ancelotti Reacts as NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Redefines Failure

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NBA star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, sparked reactions with his viral comments on failure that got tongues wagging.

Antetokounmpo sparked reactions with his viral rhetoric on failure

After his team, Milwaukee Bucks, suffered a shock defeat to 8th-seeded Miami Heats, Giannis Antetokounmpo gave a viral interview that resonated across all facets of sports across the globe.

Legendary European football veteran, and Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was forced to react to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s comment which may likely redefine thoughts on success and failure in sports and in years to come.

What did Giannis Antetokounmpo say about failure?

After Milwaukee Bucks were bundled out of the playoffs by Miami Heats last week, Antetokounmpo was grilled by a journalist whether he has passed off the season as a failure after the playoffs exit.

After seeming a bit unfazed with the question, Antetokounmpo said the unexpected exit was not a failure but a step to success.

According to him, in sports there is nothing like failure; there are just the bad days and the good days. Sometimes, you win. Sometimes, you lose.

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Not getting results doesn’t mean you have failed but just making steps to success.

“It’s not a failure, it’s steps to success,” the Bucks star said. “There’s always steps to it. Michael Jordan played 15 years, won six championships. The other nine years was a failure?

“… There’s no failure in sports. There’s good days, bad days. Some days you are able to be successful, some days you’re not. … That’s what sports is about. You don’t always win.

What did Carlo Ancelotti say about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s comment?

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, seems impressed with Antetokounmpo’s comment which has gone viral.

Quoted by Bleacher Report, Carlo Ancelotti described Gianni Antetokounmpo’s comment as fantastic.

According to him, when one try to do something as best as he can, his conscience will be clear and that cannot be said to be failure even when the results don’t come.

Carlo Ancelotti

In Ancelotti’s words, Antetokounmpo’s comment is not just applicable to sports but in life generally.

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“What Antetokounmpo said was fantastic. Failure is when you don’t try to do something as well as you can. When you try to do your best, you have a clear conscience, and that’s never a failure, not just in sport but in life,” Ancelotti said.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo, 28, popularly known as the “Greek Freak” is a Greek Basketball star of Nigerian descent playing for Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA.

He earned his nickname due to his incredible ball-handling skills cushioned with speed, size, and strength.

Playing as a power forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most decorated NBA stars with multiple awards and honours.

He won the Most Valuable Player in the NBA Finals in 2021 after leading Milwaukee Bucks to NBA triumph.

He also won the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player and a host of other awards.

Giannis Antetokounmpo started his NBA career in 2013 when he was selected by Milwaukee Bucks as 15th overall in 2013 NBA Draft.

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Antetokounmpo represents Greece national basketball team. He made his debut for the team in 2014.

Who is Gianni Antetokounmpo girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger?

Antetokounmpo is not married. He is dating Mariah Riddlesprigger, who have given birth to two boys, Liam, born on February, 2020, and Maverick, born on August, 2021.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Mariah Riddlesprigger is a Greek fashion guru and founder ‘Sincerely Mariah’ – a clothing brand focusing on loungewears.

It is unclear when she started dating Antetokounmpo, but sources close to the two lovers claim the relationship started in 2018 before the pair welcome their first child.

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Mariah Riddlesprigger and Giannis Antetokounmpo in NBA Awards

Mariah Riddlesprigger is very supportive of Antetokounmpo’s career. She was spotted accompanying him to the 2019 NBA Awards, where Antetokounmpo won the MVP award.

Gianni Antetokounmpo net worth

Gianni Antetokounmpo is on a five year contract with Milwaukee Bucks with an annual salary of $45m. His estimated net worth is $110m.

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