Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo has jokingly referred to Nick Kyrgios as the “Dennis Rodman of tennis”.
Greek Antetokounmpo, who is known for his athleticism and dunking skills as a Milwaukee Bucks forward, spoke about basketball-loving Kyrgios in a recent interview.
The NBA star said, “Nick Kyrgios kind of has a shaky personality, he is basically… how can I say this politely? He is the Denis Rodman of tennis. I’m joking. He’s a good guy and I’ve had the opportunity to talk to him a little bit. I think he is a Miami Heat fan. I wish him the best of luck.”
Kyrgios, whose father is Greek and is renowned for his eye-catching shot-making, responded to the 26-year-old Antetokounmpo on Twitter, saying, “Haha my boy love you!!! Keep doing you and inspiring brother.”
Haha my boy @Giannis_An34 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️ love you!!! Keep doing you and inspiring brother https://t.co/wN4YWjXwBH
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 29, 2021
Last year, Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed how Antetokounmpo had inspired him on a vacation in Athens, after the World No. 6 reached the Roland Garros semi-finals.