How did the Bucks' players spend their offseason?
While the summer may have come to a close for most of us a long time ago, the Milwaukee Bucks are just wrapping up their vacations and getting back to work. With the basketball season fast approaching, it seemed like a good time to check in with the players and coaches to see how they spent their offseason. Did they pick up a new skill? Maybe go on a nice vacation? Antagonize mascots? Let's find out.
The Bucks MVP's offseason wasn't much of an offseason, between all of his awards receptions, media attention and, of course, playing for the Greek national team. He was also apparently busy getting busy. Earlier this month, Giannis' girlfriend posted a photo on her Instagram, announcing to the world that there is going to be a baby Antetokounmpo. If he's anywhere near as good as his father, the NBA is in even more trouble for the next 20 years.
GIANNIS IS GONNA BE A DAD!!!! pic.twitter.com/AudZtaEfjS— Nathan Marzion (@nathanmarzion) October 11, 2019
Middleton had an active offseason, as well, playing for the United States national team alongside "Splash Mountain" Brook Lopez. In addition to his national team exploits, Middleton also sold out and became a spokesman for Hulu. Are you aware that Hulu has live sports? Because Hulu has live sports. Hulu.
Along with Middleton, "Splash Mountain" also spent the offseason playing for the United States national team. While the team didn't win gold, he sure struck gold, signing a four-year, $52 million deal with the team in July to stay in Milwaukee. Overall, Lopez was happy with the moves that the team made this offseason, save for one. And about him ...
Brook's identical twin brother signed with the team over the offseason, reuniting the pair who last played together in college at Stanford. While they may be genetically identical, Robin stands out due to his Sideshow Bob-style hair, his love of comic books and his ongoing feuds with mascots around the league. This summer, he also worked on his dancing skills, finally perfecting the "Dirty Dancing" lift.
The Bucks starting point guard was apparently strapped for shows to watch this offseason, based on his request for suggestions on Twitter. In addition to catching up on all the hot new streaming options, he watched his daughter get first place in a gymnastics tournament. Paging Simone Biles?
Need a good t.v show to watch?— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) August 2, 2019
If you think being a basketball player is tough, try doing that and managing real estate developments. Yes, Connaughton spent his offseason in the real estate industry making deals as president of Beach House, LLC. Watch for a Milwaukee project soon. He also broke up with United Airlines after one too many bad flight experiences.
We aren't on speaking terms https://t.co/3QTi3i5S7V— Pat Connaughton (@pconnaughton) August 15, 2019
Because the summer for basketball players goes until October, DiVincenzo got the opportunity to celebrate Halloween during his offseason break. He, Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Cam Reynolds all checked out the haunted houses in Fear District, and you can see their very composed, very mature reactions below:
The Bucks power forward spent his offseason playing for the Turkish national team, who took the U.S. team to overtime in their one meeting. In addition to his basketball obligations, he got a cat. Ilyasova may be excited, but the cat looks less than pleased.
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The Bucks kick off the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Houston, then return to Milwaukee for their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 26 against the Miami Heat. Hopefully the Bucks opponents got all their vacationing out of their systems as well, because with the reigning MVP on the court, school is about to be in session.
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