‘Greek Freak’ Gets Confused with his Brother Thanasis in Athens

The two brothers at an event in Athens a few years back

NBA megastar Giannis Antetokounmpo says that people in the street confuse him with his brother Thanasis when he is enjoying time off in his birthplace of Athens

In a hilarious tweet the ‘Greek Freak’ expressed his amazement: “I would have never believed that I will be walking in the streets of Athens and be called Thanasis!!”

Antetokounmpo, the son of immigrants from Nigeria, was born in the Greek capital on Dec. 6, 1994.

His elder brother Thanasis is a Greek professional basketball player for Panathinaikos in the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague.

He was named in the senior Nigerian men’s national team training camp preliminary list for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He declined the offer, and chose instead to play with the Greek national team.