Giannis Antetokounmpo revealed in a spring 2019 interview that signing an extension with the Milwaukee Bucks will be "a lot more difficult" if the team struggles this season.

Antetokounmpo made the candid remarks during a spring 2019 interview with Anita Elberse, who is a Harvard Business School professor.

Antetokounmp can sign a five-year, $253 million contract extension this offseason.

"I want the Bucks to build a winning culture," Elberse and her co-author, master's student Melcolm Ruffin, quoted Antetokounmpo as saying. "So far, we have been doing great, and, if this lasts, there's no other place I want to be. But if we're underperforming in the NBA next year, deciding whether to sign becomes a lot more difficult."