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The NBA challenged this year's rookie class to spell the last name of New York Knicks rookie Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

By Extra Mustard
August 12, 2014

At the yearly rookie photo shoot, the NBA challenged this year's class to an off-the-court test, asking the players if they could spell Thanasis Antetokounmpo's last name. They were not very successful.

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The most honest response came from Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon, who joked, "I am not a speller, I am an NBA player."

Only one rookie ended up getting it right, and it was Antetokounmpo himself, which makes it less impressive but only by a little. -- Brendan Maloy

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