Bucks MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo speaks on coronavirus and playing without fans; 'It feels different'
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- As the coronavirus continues to spread, the NBA is doing everything they can to keep the players and fans safe. On Wednesday, March 11 Milwaukee Bucks MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo talked about what the team is doing to stay protected against the virus and what it will be like playing without fans in the stands.
"Not having fans is going to be tough because everybody that plays basketball plays for the fans, the energy, the atmosphere -- but we need to think about our health and safety," Antetokounmpo said. "It feels different. It doesn't feel right."
The Greek Freak said the NBA is doing a great job making sure everyone is safe.
"We had a great meeting as a team to talk about it, get educated; what is it and how we can prevent it and not get it," said Antetokounmpo.
When asked what he'd say to fans who don't get to see him play in-person, Antetokounmpo responded:
"I apologize for this tough time we're going through, even though I cannot control it... just know you guys have supported us the whole year and we want you guys there... keep supporting us from back home on your couch... we'll try to get a win for you."