Dallas Mavericks: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave Milwaukee?

Dallas Mavericks Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Why Giannis Antetokounmpo should stay in Milwaukee over playing for the Dallas Mavericks

The Bucks had the NBA’s best regular-season record for two straight seasons. To act like they are not in the title conversation next year is absurd. Antetokounmpo could win a ring in Milwaukee in 2021.

He is only 25 years old. Most of the all-time greats did not have a ring at that age. Michael Jordan won his first title at age 28. LeBron James did not get his first until 27. Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki had to wait until he was 32 before earning his lone championship. The Bucks are on the path, but it takes time to win a ring even for the all-time greats.

There is also the money. Giannis will have eight years of NBA experience when he fits free agency. That means he can sign a five-year deal at 30 percent of the cap salary. That is a ton of money. Other teams can only offer four years. At the end of a four-year Giannis would only be 29, so it may not matter. Staying with the Bucks would guarantee him a massive amount of money.

Antetokounmpo has to decide if he wants his legacy to be like Dirk’s or LeBron’s. Does he stay with the Bucks and lead them to a championship or going chasing the ring somewhere else?

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