Giannis Antetokounmpo on What’s Failure in Sports and Life

From a Wall Street Journal story by Jason Gay headlined “Why the Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Failure’ Speech Is a Viral Phenomenon”:

The underdog Miami Heat pulled off the upset of the NBA basketball season Wednesday, bouncing the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks from the playoffs in a stunning five-game romp. Playoff tornado Jimmy Butler will now pivot to rowdy Madison Square Garden to face off with another unexpected surprise, the Cleveland-thumping New York Knicks.

But hours afterward, it feels like the entire planet–or at least the online portion of the planet–is still obsessing about Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the topic of failure.