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Dwyane Wade Pays Big Compliment to Giannis Antetokounmpo Before Heat-Bucks Matchup
- Updated: March 22, 2019
With the Miami Heat visiting the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, Wade took some time to praise Milwaukee’s young superstar.
"Each year he looks hungrier. He’s put himself in a position to be an MVP candidate, he’s put his team in a position to compete for a championship…my hat goes off to him for the work he’s put in."@DwyaneWade on @Giannis_An34: pic.twitter.com/P2HE7GEHl7
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 22, 2019
That’s high praise from a 13-time All-Star and three-time champion. Antetokounmpo, however, is more than deserving of it.
A three-time All-Star, Antetokounmpo is at or near the front of the MVP race. He’s averaging 27.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.4 blocks per game this season.
Milwaukee is at the top of the Eastern Conference, entering Friday’s games with a record of 53-19.
Wade has been offering up lots of praise during his retirement tour. He hasn’t been shy about giving out compliments to players and teams that he’s preparing to play for the final time.
A 16-year veteran, Wade is retiring at the end of the season. Including the game against the Bucks, Wade has just 11 regular-season games remaining, plus any potential playoff contests.
On the year, Wade is averaging 14.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.