The Antetokounmpo brothers are a true NBA fable who will live on in myth because of gestures like the one above. Giannis, a.k.a. The Greek Freak, is more than a stud athlete with arms and legs the length of the court. Under Jason Kidd’s tutelage in Milwaukee, he’s become an emerging star, grabbing 22 third-place votes for Most Improved Player this year and one first-place nod. His brother Thanasis put up above average numbers for the D-League’s Westchester Knicks. Basketball bona fides aside, they’re building a rep as likable figures by dropping in on their hometown fans in Sepolia, a province of Athens, Greece, for a light pick-up game.
Giannis is just an unfair presence among average ballers. His arms might as well be a ceiling for the 5’9 weekend player. Thanasis, who Giannis claims is an even better dunker than he is, launches from a lower height but then explodes into power dunks. He’s just as renowned for banging on fools in the developmental league. Disregard their clear superiority though, and soak in the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from an appreciative crowd of Sepolia youngsters. That’s what will give them staying power in fan lore. Take note Morris twins and Plumlees, you’ve got some steep competition in the NBA brother canon.