Inhabitants of the NBA world have been spotted in Athens, Greece! Kristaps Porzingis landed in Athens and met with Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Together they will play in the “Antetokounbros Streetball Event”, which is organized by Eurohoops and the city of Athens. The Latvian star of the New York Knicks has specifically come to the Greek capital in order to join Thanasis’ team in the upcoming event. The reason? To provide his aid to his friend and help him beat Giannis’ team.
This morning, Othello Hunter of Olympiacos donated 22.000 bottles of water (1.5 L) to refugees who are currently located at the old airport of the Elliniko suburb of Athens. Hunter and his wife, Alissa made all the appropriate arrangements and with the help of the volunteers that are constantly at the refugees’ side, he provided 22.000 bottles of water in order to help, in his own way, those in need.
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Thanasis whose name appeared also in the pre-selection roster of Nigeria, which has already qualified in Rio, explained: “I called them and told them that I want to play for Greece. I grew up in Greece, I am feeling Greek and that’s my dream”.
Giannis also explained his situation, concerning the Bucks: “I want to play for the national team. The Bucks know it. We have not talked yet for this matter. Even if they are negative, I would try to convince them to let me play”.
Despite being invited by Nigerian Basketball Federation to join the National Team camp for Rio 2016, Thanasis Antetokounmpo is interested only in playing for Greece, as reported by SDNA. The website adds that Antetokounmpo will be likely included in the preliminary list of Greek National team for Olympic Qualifiers.