The mild-mannered and ever-polite Giannis Antetokounmpo snapped back on Thursday.
After a shocking first-round elimination at home in Game 5 to the Miami Heat, he was asked by a reporter: “Do you view this season as a failure?”
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Antetokounmpo, visibly upset, put his hands over his face and sternly replied, “You asked me the same question last year, Eric. OK? Do you get a promotion every year? No, right? So every year you work is a failure, yes or no? No.
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“Every year you work towards something, towards a goal. Get a promotion, take care of your family, provide a house, I don’t know, take care of parents. It’s not a failure. I don’t want to make this personal, but…