“Greek Freak” Yannis Adetokunbo (Milwaukee Bucks) has expressed interest in playing in the Saudi Arabian Professional Basketball League.
TMZ reported on Tuesday (Nov. 22) that Adetokunle laughed about the possibility of playing in the Saudi Basketball League, saying, “Absolutely. If the 카지노사이트 NBA and the Saudi Basketball League can make a trade, I’ll be there,” he said.
It’s a bit of a joke, but if the NBA and the Saudi league can agree on trade terms, he could be headed to Saudi Arabia.
Adetokunbo signed a five-year, $228 million supermax extension with Milwaukee in 2020.
“If I wasn’t playing basketball, I’d be playing soccer,” he said recently after watching a Saudi Arabian soccer club offer Kylian Mbappe a staggering $776 million for a single season.
He jokingly added: “Sign me too. I look like Mbappe,” he joked.
The club responded by telling Adetokunbo, “Your jersey is ready.”
Saudi soccer clubs have mobilized vast amounts of money to sign global stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Neymar. Ronaldo is reportedly paid nearly $200 million a year.
LeBron James also expressed interest in Mbappe’s salary on social media.
It’s unlikely that Adetokunbo and James will be playing in the Saudi league anytime soon.
However, there’s no doubt that, like soccer, the kingdom will one day pour its “petrodollars” into basketball.