LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2016 AP photo

Cleveland's LeBron James, right, drives past Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, during the first half of the Bucks' 113-102 loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted LeBron James to join the Milwaukee Bucks next season.

According to this story, Antetokounmpo was asked again who he'd pick if he had the opportunity to draft an All-Star team by Eurohoops' Nikos Varlas.

"I would pick LeBron,” the Bucks star and All-Star starter said. “I want to have a good relationship with him before his free agency. You get it? I want him to come and play next year for the Bucks. To come here in Milwaukee, in the cold."

James can become an unrestricted free agent after the season, and what team wouldn't love to have him?

Antetokounmpo explained what James can do that he doesn’t — at least not yet — in the story.

The Bucks star could be penalized for his comments, as they could be ruled to violate NBA tampering rules.

The NBA recently fined the Los Angeles Lakers $50,000 for violating its anti-tampering rules for comments team president Magic Johnson made about Antetokounmpo.