January 31 News Antetokounmpo’s self-confidence does not only come from the past
His shooting performance doesn’t just come from his daily efforts.
That comes from watching his peers around the league and players he sees as role models for his future career growth.
“I believe Durant is 34 now? I believe the past few years, starting at 32, he has unlocked more levels. 32! I don’t know if you guys can put that into numbers, but that’s it
I saw it. I saw LeBron (James) unlock more levels. I saw Steph (Curry) at 34 unlock more levels.
“We had to be very realistic. Like I’m 10 months older than Grayson (Allen). I’m 10 months older. You know what I mean? I’m not 32. It’s like, ‘Oh shit.
What would I do?’ Even at 32, if I averaged 31 points a game or something, and we were second in the East, I’d be happy. You can’t think of that as
Granted, but between me and you, it has more layers.
“I said that in 2019 after I won my first MVP and people were saying crazy things to me. I was playing social media. I said I was just what I thought I could be
60% of people, am I lying? People will say, ‘60%! How can he say he’s only 60%? He just won the MVP. He has no respect for the rest of the league. He’s playing at 60%
“I didn’t mean that. I didn’t say I was only at 60 percent. I never played at 60 percent. I played at 100 percent. I said what I believed I could do. I only played at 60 percent.
% level. Right now, I believe I’m at 80%. I believe there are more steps to come. I truly believe. Time will tell, what God has in store for me in the future, only God knows. I don’t know
, I just knew I had to work really hard,” Antetokounmpo said.