The Hellenic Federation of Basketball hosted an awards ceremony that honored Greek NBA and Greek National Team basketball players, at the Greek Consulate in New York City, which can be viewed in the middle of this article.
Honorees included NBA Houston Rockets player Kostas Papanikolaou, NBA Milwaukee Bucks & Greek National Basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo, and NBA Memphis Grizzlies players Nick Calathes and Kostas Koufos. New Greek TV President Yanna Darilis served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Prominent professional players also participated in the commemorations, including Greek baller and politician Panagiotis Fasoulas, who currently serves as the EEC International Relations Officer, Hellenic Federation coach Fotios Katsikaris, and retired Sacramento Kings and PAOK Greek-Serbian star Peja Stojakovic.
Many leading Greek and Greek-Americans attended the festivities as well, including Emmy Award winning Fox news anchor Ernie Anastos, Fox Business Network anchor Nicole Petallides, and singer Themis Adamantidis.
Honorary plaques were granted to Greek Consulate General Georgios Iliopoulos, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, received by its Press Officer Stavros Papagermanos, and New Greek TV, that was accepted on its behalf by President Yanna Darilis.
In addition to honoring the Greek athletes, the event showcased the Greek Basketball National Team's history and achievements. To watch New Greek TV's coverage of the event, watch the video above.
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