NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo [read Adetokunbo] has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. The supermax deal is worth $228.2 million and is the largest deal in NBA history. Along with the last year in his contract, Giannis will earn $256 million over the next six seasons. Giannis, born to Nigerian parents in Greece, is one of the finest all-ballers, leading his team in practically all positions.
I wrote about him a few years ago.
I just finished watching our young brother Giannis Antetokounmpo profiled on CBS’ “60 Minutes”, the best in American television. Giannis was born in Greece by Nigerian parents. He plays for Milwaukee Bucks, an NBA team. In 2016–17, he led the “Bucks in all five major statistical categories and became the first player in NBA history to finish a regular season in the top 20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks”. He is a top five NBA star.
Giannis is a Greek. The Greeks rent trucks to see him play. He is a very humble young man, always joining them to sing their anthem. His story is very inspiring.
But watching news commentators reminds me of the double standard in this world. Giannis is profiled as a European but children of immigrants who run into troubles are always Nigerians.
The story of Giannis is the African story.
We wish him more wins.
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