Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo returned to their old neighborhood in Sepolia, Athens, spurring the interest of hundreds of their fans, who hastened to visit the Triton open-air basketball court to watch the NBA brothers participating in a basketball event at the place they first played as children.
Minutes after the completion of the game, Milwaukee Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo told the media: “I would like to thank everyone separately who came to see us. We will try to repeat it every year in order to have fun with our friends and remember the old times. I will always miss my neighborhood. Just two days after the playoffs and I am back here. That says everything.”
Subsequently, current player for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League Thanasis Antetokounmpo added: “We want to thank everybody. We love our old neighborhood. We have grown up here and people still love us. We tried to have fun. We didn’t expect so many people to show up. We believed that just our close friends would be on the court. We will try to do this every summer.”