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.
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.