LeBron James reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo signing supermax to stay with Bucks

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James reacted to the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo agreeing to a record-setting contract extension on Tuesday.

Antetokounmpo signed a five-year extension that is now the richest deal in NBA history.

“I don’t know if I can relate to his situation. All of our situations are different,” James said. “Totally different, actually. They tried to build something great for him, and obviously they did enough to keep him there. I think it’s great that he’s staying there and that he’s committed to that franchise. That’s what it’s all about.

“My situation and his situation, there’s no similarities in it. It’s totally different.”

Antetokounmpo seems to be committed to the Bucks despite the fact that they were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs last season.

As for James, his situation is totally different as he signed a two-year extension with the Lakers this offseason.

With Los Angeles fresh off a title, James is trying to maximize the championship window he has alongside Anthony Davis.

It will be interesting to see if the Lakers and Bucks end up facing each other in the NBA Finals this season.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.