Giannis Antetokounmpo plays pick-up game in Greece
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother Thanasis, a 2014 second round pick of the New York Knicks, returned to their old Greek stomping grounds to dominate a pick-up game, as chronicled by the Bucks' official web site.
The Antetokounmpos grew up in the Sepolia neighborhood of Athens playing on local courts. Now, Giannis is a rising NBA star, having averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season at age 20, and Thanasis is a budding prospect, averaging 13.9 points this year for the D-League's Westchester Knicks.
The players seem to have outgrown their once-home courts, as both Antetokounmpos' social media accounts filled up with images and videos of them dunking over ordinary players.
This tweet lets everyone know to meet the duo at 7 p.m. on the courts in Sepolia.
Here is Giannis throwing down a reverse dunk.
And here's big-brother Thanasis showing that there's more than one Antetokounmpo with hops.
@giannis_ante34 #Happening right now!#Giannis #Antetokounmpo and #Thanasis #antetokounmpo!street basketball in their old neighborhood! In the court i was playing #basketball too when i was a child! Keep it up guys you deserve that! Ααα ρε στα Σεπολια άρωμα #NBA λεμε!!! #streetbasketball #dunk #dunkinyourface #greekfreak
- Alex Putterman