Giannis Antetokounmpo referred to the recent case of racism against his brother, Thanassis, recognizing the move by Alexis Tsipras to stand next to his family.
Characteristically, Giannis Antetokounmpo, in a press conference with ERT said: "The move of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was fine, who wearing the shirt of Thanassis, showed that he was also against racism."
The Greek superstar, and Bucks frontman, spoke about his progress in the NBA, as well as the recent comments by Shaquille O'Neal.
More specifically, Giannis Antetokounmpo said:
-Concerning the racism against his brother Thanasis: "I certainly expected a fuss over my post. I have not talked before about such a subject. There are some moments in life that you say enough is enough. When you say no more. I lost my sleep, I was very sad. I did not do it so much for myself and Thanasis, I did it for people who face racism in their lives. The move by prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, who wore the blue-white shirt was also nice. If someone can come out against Thanasis, who represents Greece and plays with Panathinaikos, what will someone say to a child in the elementary school. Imagine what someone will say to a child aged 5-7 years old. Thanasis represents Greece and plays with his soul, and enjoys it more than everyone else out there. "
On Shaquille O'Neall calling him a superman: "It's a huge honor, he's one of the best players in NBA history. I do not want to be the superman, I want to stay Giannis. The Greek Freak ".
-On improvement: "I try to be better and help my team to score victories. I do everything I must so my team can win. I set out to do what I need to. I take rebounds, pass the ball, score. "
-On the support from Greeks: "I want to thank them for their support. It is nice to see Greek flags on the court and to hear people calling my name. "
-On the defeat by the Nicks: "Certainly every defeat hurts. Our goal is to win every match. Today we were not as good as we wanted, there are good and bad moments. You need to manage this. I try to be as stable as possible. "
- Published in Greece