A press conference was held and by sport24.gr in Greek by Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo have arrived in Athens, Greece with the NBA championship trophy and Finals MVP cup in tow.
Giannis’ message to his Greek fans last week was “I want 100 K fans waiting for me and my family at the airport” upon his return to Greece with the Cup.
Due to co-vid pandemic the public was told not to turn up to the airport to greet the super stars instead they will ne visiting their old playground for a meet and greet with their fans.
During the interview Giannis said.
“I wish we were at the Olympics and played. I am not an NBA person. I do not want to be. Let it be Durand. I want to do my job, be at home with my children and my family. I want to play and win. Giannis said. I will take the trophy to the streets of Zografou and Sepolia.
Thanasis and Giannis used to join their parents on the streets of Sepolia Athens, selling DVDs and CDs to make some money. They were always working. And when they weren’t working, Giannis and Kostas were walking five miles from Sepolia to Zografou, to get their reps in on the court. They’d regularly sleep at the gym rather than risk the late-night walk home.
Thanasis and Giannis had to share basketball shoes, too, once they started playing. They’d switch in and out of a pair of Kobe 4s.
The Sports Centre of Sepolia in the Municipality of Athens has been prepared for his arrival. This is where everything started for Giannis Antetokounmpo and he wrote the first pages of his basketball history with, has comes to life again waiting for the family to return.