Dudley said he anticipates some players will have their families with them in (likely) Orlando, but not initially. He added that Giannis Antetokounmpo voiced concern about being away from his family since he has a newborn.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 20, 2020
Antetokounmpo, 25, welcomed a son into the world in February.
While Antetokounmpo became a first-time father in the middle of the season, the taxing duties of being a dad didn’t stop him from producing on the floor. In fact, the reigning MVP is having a stellar season.
The 6-foot-11 forward is putting up 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game this season. Furthermore, the Bucks are the best team in the NBA.
However, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks saw their amazing campaign come to a halt after the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season in March due to the novel coronavirus.
While there was fear the league wouldn’t be able to resume the season, a new wave of optimism around bubble sites and stadiums without fans has restored hope. However, players’ interactions with other people will have to be closely monitored.
After all, the world is still in the midst of a dangerous pandemic.
There is no official date for when the NBA will resume the 2019-20 campaign.