Thanasis Antetokounmpo: “My parents are everyday heroes”

2018-11-07T16:22:37+00:00 2018-11-07T16:22:37+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

07/Nov/18 16:22

Thanasis Antetokounmpo shared his family’s story in a lengthy interview.

By Eurohoops team/

Per, the 26-year-forward committed to an eight-minute interview. He preferred his childhood and his family in general as the main topic. His motivations, the importance of basketball in his life and the Greek national team were also among the issues discussed by the Panathinaikos OPAP Athens player.

“It has been tough but through basketball and how Mom and Dad raised us, it made us who we are today. My parents were very brave, coming from Nigeria to Greece. For me, my parents are everyday heroes, and all people who can do this – go to a different place not knowing anyone and raise a family there, giving them whatever they need to succeed in life… Along with firemen and policemen, these are the everyday heroes in life – a mother who can take care of her kids, a father to works three or four jobs to support their family, these are the real heroes”.

Real the rest of the interview at