Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo jokingly referred to Nick Kyrgios as the “Dennis Rodman of tennis”.
In an interview last month, the NBA star said, “Nick Kyrgios kind of has a shaky personality, he is basically… how can I say this politely? He is the Dennis Rodman of tennis. I’m joking. He’s a good guy and I’ve had the opportunity to talk to him a little bit. I think he is a Miami Heat fan. I wish him the best of luck.”
Like Rodman, the infamous "bad boy" of the late 1990s Chicago Bulls, Kyrgios is notorious for his off-court antics and abundance of personality.
The world number 47 in men’s tennis responded to the Greek Freak on Twitter, saying, “Haha my boy love you!!! Keep doing you and inspiring brother.”
Tonight, Kyrgios takes on Dominic Thiem in the third round of the 2021 Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios the philanthropist and professional tennis player