On Thursday, the NBA announced the Eastern and Western Conference starters for the 2023 All-Star game in Salt Lake City. Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named a starter as well as a captain, with the other captain being Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. And following Milwaukee’s win over the Indiana Pacers Friday night, Antetokounmpo gave a heartfelt reaction to being named an All-Star captain for the second time in his career, per a tweet from NBA India.
“This year is my seventh and I’m 28 years old and I will never take it for granted, hopefully I can have seven more. But you never know… It might be my last one, but that’s why I will enjoy it to the fullest and hopefully I can still, [be] able to do what I do, do what I love, keep on improving, and have many more to come.”