There has been a lot of fallout from the firing of Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd earlier this week.
Now, Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is talking about Kidd’s departure, saying it made him “uncomfortable”.
“It’s kind of uncomfortable, especially for a guy like me that is—as I said, one of my characteristics is that I’m being loyal to the people around me,” Antetokounmpo said, according to ESPN.
“That’s one of my characteristics, but it’s kind of uncomfortable knowing before it happened.”
Kidd spoke of a phone conversation he had with Antetokounmpo after the firing, saying the star player and franchise cornerstone offered to go to ownership on Kidd’s behalf.
“He called me and said, ‘Coach, this isn’t right what they’re about to do, but [they] are gonna let you go,'” Kidd said, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne.
It seems Milwaukee is feeling the ripple effects of a firing that was handled poorly and may leave a bad taste in players’ mouths, such as Antetokounmpo.