The apotheosis of US President Joe Biden was witnessed by Giannis Antitokoumbo during his visit to the White House with the NBA champions in 2021, the Milwaukee Bucks.
The President of the United States, during his short speech, was very relaxed and cheerful and spoke in very flattering words about Giannis’ family, but also what he and his brother Thanasis have achieved in the NBA with the Bucks.
“It is an honor to host the 2020/21 NBA champions, the Milwaukee Bucks. Congratulations to all on winning the title, the players, the staff, the fans. In the Final you were back with two defeats, but you did not stop believing and to fight.
John, you scored 50 points in Game 6. Fifty! “The worst thing is that I remember both Milwaukee Bucks championships,” said President Joe Biden with a laugh, adding: “I am 26 years old, John. You start now! What makes it even more special is that you are here with your brother. They are children of a family of immigrants from Nigeria, who went to Greece. This is great.
I know your mother is as proud to look at you as your father is up there. You got an NBA ring and you have another champion brother (s.s. means Costas Antitokoumbo with the Lakers in 2020). You are an awesome family. “I think you won a gene contest.”
“Believing in your dreams, you can accomplish great things in life…
I’m in the White House – this is awesome!!” pic.twitter.com/LJ4PHPHWeg
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 8, 2021
Representing his teammates and thanking Joe Biden for his kind words, Greek Freak said: “It’s really great. Thank you, Mr. President. On behalf of the players, the staff and the organization, we are grateful for on this occasion.
A child from Sepolia, Athens, who grew up with Nigerian parents, who fought to give us everything. It is a great pleasure and honor to be in the White House to meet the President of the United States.
I want to thank our families, who are obviously a big part of who we are, because they also make great sacrifices. They may not be with us today, but they are always in our hearts.
To also thank our fans, they are simply the best in the world. They always supported us, even when we were the worst team in the NBA. We could not do without them.
For everyone out there, this is a perfect example of how hard work, sacrifice and dedication, without giving up, struggling to be good and having dreams, you can achieve great things in your life. I did this all my life and now I am in the White House. “Without hard work, none of this would be possible.”
– Giannis Antetokounmpo (@ Giannis_An34) November 9, 2021
SOURCE: ΑΠΕ -ΜΠΕ
Source From: Capital