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Nigerian Antetokounmpo siblings become first trio of brothers to win NBA titles

Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo became NBA champions on Tuesday with the Milwaukee Bucks; putting them on same level with their younger brother Kostas who played for lakers and won last year’s NBA championship;  making them the first trio of brothers to win a league title.

“Obviously at the dinner table it was awkward a little bit because he had the ring before me,” 26 year old Giannis; said during an on-court interview. “But now me and Thanasis have ours.”

According to Reuters, Giannis was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after he averaged 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds; and five assists during the 4-2 series win over the Phoenix Suns.

Nigerian Antetokounmpo siblings become first trio of brothers to win NBA titles
Kostas Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, and Alexis Antetokounmpo attend the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on TNT at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Turner Sports/AFP

26 year old Thanasis played a minor role off the bench during the playoffs but did not suit up in the last two games of the Finals; after entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

There have been many siblings who have played in the NBA and prior to the Antetokounmpo siblings; Spaniards Pau and Marc Gasol were the only other brothers; to win NBA titles after doing so with the Lakers and Toronto Raptors respectively.

Ada Ugo
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