Barack Obama: To see this new generation without fear in speaking their mind and their conscience, I think you guys are setting the tone for a lot of young people coming up and a lot of other athletes in other leagues. We saw what happened after Milwaukee and the NBA players did what they did. WNBA players, you started seeing soccer players, you start seeing NFL players doing stuff, baseball. You guys really showed leadership on this in a way that deserves a lot of credit and made me real proud.
South African based film director, Akin Omotoso is set to direct the true life story of NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Omotoso is well known for his work in local films like “Catching Feelings”, “Tell Me Sweet Something” and “Vaya”. Titled “Greek Freak”, after Antetokounmpo team nickname, the film is being developed by Disney+ and will tell the story of the Antetokounmpo’s family life of poverty as they lived as undocumented immigrants living in Greece.