Giannis Antetokounmpo to Bucks fans at celebration: ‘After this day … please don’t call me MVP’

first_img Anthony Davis to skip FIBA Basketball World Cup, still planning to play in Olympics, report says Avery Bradley explains decision to sign with Lakers “It’s the whole season, right here in this trophy. And not just the season — and the moments behind the scenes — but when I am back home with my family, that they support me on a daily basis. They want me to be successful. When I look at this trophy, that’s what I see.“And by people calling me the MVP, that’s not going to help me. So that’s why I said, from this day on, I don’t want to be the MVP. I’m just Giannis, and let’s go get something bigger.”While he’s enjoyed a tour this offseason that’s included stops in California, Las Vegas and his native Greece, he’s still working out and already looking forward to preparing for next season. “After this day, July 14, please, please, please — do me this favor, so I can be better, I can be a better player, I can lead this city to win a championship — please don’t call me MVP,” Antetokounmpo said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Until I win it again next year.“Let me tell you why. I work my butt off every single day … When I look at this trophy, man … it’s all the days that I was mad, all the days I was happy, all the days I was in pain, all the days I was upset … We could be better. Related News Giannis Antetokounmpo says he’s only reached ’60 percent’ of his potential after MVP season To Giannis Antetokounmpo, winning the 2018-19 NBA MVP award has been a humbling experience.Speaking Sunday during a meet-and-greet with fans at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, the Bucks star asked fans to refrain from chanting his credentials — at least until he repeats. “I cannot wait for the season to start and get back to my routine,” Antetokounmpo said.Antetokounmpo, coming off his sixth season with the Bucks, helped Milwaukee to the NBA’s best record at 60-22 while averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game.At 24, he last month became the youngest MVP winner since Derrick Rose in 2010-11.last_img read more


first_imgMinister Joe McHughMinister Joe McHugh TD, attended the site visit today at Altnagelvin Hospital with Health Ministers Jim Wells MLA and Leo Varadkar TD, where they visited the new cardiology service and inspected the site of the new Radiotherapy Unit which will treat patients from North and South. Minister McHugh said,  “I would like to commend the cross border work that both Departments of Health in the North and South have been engaging in over the last decade, leading to the further progress of services at Altnagelvin Hospital, and to the benefit of the surrounding communities, especially Donegal.“Construction of the new Radiotherapy Unit commenced last year and is due to open to patients in 2016. “The Unit will provide radiotherapy treatment to the vast majority of patients in Donegal and the North West region and will lead to a reduction in travel times, with both patients and their families and friends benefitting from the treatment and quality of care.“I also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work and efforts of local groups who have been raising the need for this service over the last decade, including Noelle Duddy and the Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest, CCC(NW), who have played a key role in helping to ensure that these services are provided.“The Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) service at Altnagelvin, which is part of a region-wide cardiology service, commenced on 15 September 2014. PPCI, often known as angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease.“The PPCI service at Altnagelvin has already benefited patients in Northern Ireland and has potential to help patients in the Republic of Ireland living in County Donegal. “The model of service provision recommended ensures that patients from the North West who require PPCI, will receive the treatment within 90 minutes of having a STEMI-type heart attack, where possible.“70 people have a STEMI in Donegal each year and they will now have access to PPCI treatment in Altnagelvin.“The Irish Government is making a capital contribution of €19m towards the total radiotherapy project cost of around £66m, and they will also make annual payments for the provision of services to people from the Republic of Ireland.“When fully operational, the Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin will be able to treat approximately 1,150 Northern Ireland patients and 385 Republic of Ireland patients each year.”   MINISTER MCHUGH WELCOMES PROGRESS OF NEW SERVICES AT ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITAL was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsPoliticslast_img read more