All of this and Antetokounmpo rightfully seems like a great guy, a role model to idolize for kids around the world. There are still more than five weeks to go in 2021, so I’m hesitant to say it’s quote of the year, but Antetokounmpo’s response to a question about his lack of ego is going to be hard to beat.
“I found a mindset so that when you focus on the past, it’s your ego,” Antetokounmpo said. “I did that. We were able to beat this team 4-0. I’ve done that in the past. I’ve won that in the past. When I focus on the future, it’s my pride. Yeah, next game, Game 5, I’m doing this and this and that. I’m going to dominate. It’s your pride that speaks. It doesn’t happen. You are here.
“I kind of try to focus on the moment, in the present. It is humility. It is to be humble. It does not create any expectation. It’s going out there, enjoying the game, competing at a high level. I think I have had people throughout my life who have helped me with this. But it’s a skill that I tried to, like, sort of – how do you say it, perfecting it. “
Aaron Rodgers switches to Davante Adams
Many Packers fans were ready to leave Rodgers after a dramatic offseason in which he viewed retirement as an option rather than returning to Titletown for his 17th season. Others left the ship earlier this month when Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and gave some interesting shots while explaining why he chose not to be vaccinated.