Dream Completed: Bucks Reportedly Signing Thanasis Antetokounmpo To 2-Year Deal

Dream Completed: Bucks Reportedly Signing Thanasis Antetokounmpo To 2-Year Deal


Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother Thanasis share an incredible story, that has led to the two brothers’ special bond.

Their parents are Nigerian, but immigrated to Greece in 1994, shortly before Giannis was born. They didn’t have any papers. Also, the family was very poor and struggled during Giannis’ youth. Giannis and his brothers had to sleep together in one bed, as the family only could afford staying in 2-room appartments and had trouble supplying every member of the family with enough food.


“It was tough. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we had a lot of happiness.”


Even in later stages of their childhood, the family barley had anything. They were so poor, that they couldn’t afford basketball shoes for both Giannis and his brother Thanasis. This led to the two never being on the court for the same time, even though they were the two best players on the team. The brothers had to share one pair of shoes (Kobe 4s) during games. When Giannis checked out, he took off his shoes and gave them to Thanasis so he could check in. The two haven’t forgotten about the struggles and reminded the world during this year’s All-Star Game.

Giannis wore a pair of Kobe 4s with a very special and heartfelt message to his brother Thanasis.


“Thanasis thanks for sharing”



Their incredible story got a new chapter, when the Bucks announced that Thanasis will be playing for the team in the NBA Summer League. Now, according to various reports and greek newspaper Gazzetta, Thanasis Antetokounmpo will reportedly be signing a 2-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks on July 6th.

The Bucks will then have two sets of brothers. Brook and Robin Lopez and Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

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