Giannis on Thanasis’ NBA debut” “I almost cried”

2016-01-30T14:52:07+00:00 2016-01-30T16:28:02+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

30/Jan/16 14:52

Things in the NBA are getting… extra “freaky”, and we love it.

By Eurohoops team/

The Antetokounmpo family now officially has two representatives in the world of the NBA. This is the third pair of European brothers that plays in the NBA simultaneously after Pau/Marc Gasol and Goran/Zoran Dragic.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo made his debut in the NBA with the New York Knicks jersey and his brother, Giannis, could not express his deep emotions about it. Actually, although he had scored 28 points in the 107 – 103 loss vs the Miami Heat, it as like nothing mattered more to him than Thanasis finally gaining entry in the NBA.

“I was about to cry. I was having tears when he told me,” said Giannis, trying to describe how he reacted when he heard the news “I didn’t believe it. I was like, ‘Really? You’re lying to me. “He made his debut and I’m really proud of him. He had his first two points in Madison Square Garden like me. I had my first points in Madison Square Garden (against the Knicks in 2013). It’s a great day for our family.”

Naturally, the whole Antetokoumpo family travelled to New York in order to see Thanasis’ NBA debut up close: Giannis joked about it “My parents left me”, joked Giannis. “New York. Nobody was in the stands today. The only one that stuck with me was Kostas. He is a real brother”. said Giannis smiling

The Milwaukee Bucks player also spoke about the days they played in the same team, Filathlitikos for the second division in Greece. “He was always going hard on me in practice, said Giannis. “He was telling me, if he can score on me, he can score on anybody. He was always hard on me”