I always had to be there for my family. I think that helped me a lot to adjust to the NBA.
At first, when my agent told me, 'They want you to do an interview, a piece for '60 Minutes,' I was like, 'What is '60 Minutes?''
It doesn't matter how you're playing: you've got to be vocal - you've got to be aggressive - if you really want to be one of the best in this league.
I want to be an all-around basketball player.
You can never come back fresher after the all-star break. I always try to do what I do, try to take care of my body, get some weights in, feel a little bit stronger and ready to push through 25 games.
I think my rookie, I was just having fun. I was 18, and I was living the American dream.
I was selling stuff probably since I could remember, like 6 or 7 years old. I was always out there helping my mom and dad sell watches, glasses, CDs, DVDs, stuff like that. Whatever we could put our hands on. I did it until I was around 17. But I was just doing it because I had to. There was no other option.
I like living in a smaller place, but I like being in big cities, too, like Athens.
If you are going to do something, you have to do it for yourself, and that's what I try to do. I try to be authentic and try to be original, so that's what I try to be. A lot of people try to build big brands but have received bad advice, and they don't try to be authentic and real with themselves.
I'm just trying to be the best basketball player I can be, you know, move the ball.
I know I can get to the basket whenever I want, but I've got to be able to create some plays, like easy plays.
Even if I'll be an All Star or Rookie of The Year, I will always be humble Giannis.
I am honored to be the first international player featured on the cover of 'NBA 2K19.'
Before I leave this earth, I'm going to help people have a better future.
There's a lot of big guys who can play-make. We put labels like, 'Oh, he's a point guard, he's a center.' But sometimes your center can play-make for you and not just be the center, boxing out for rebounds and playing in the post.
I like to score when I can, but if I can't do that, I like to do the other things - defense, blocking, rebounding.
A lot of players will tell you, 'When I was a kid, I watched Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, LeBron, Magic, and I wanted to be just like them.' For me, it wasn't like that at all.
The Bucks and John Hammond chose me in the draft, got me in the NBA, kept me in the team with a role from my very first season, and they are my basketball family.
My goal is to win in Milwaukee, bring a championship in the city, and make the team a lot better. So I would never leave for L.A.
Gregg Popovich is among the greatest coaches ever.