Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is always looking out for his family. That's why when the Bucks raised their championship banner on opening night, the Greek Freak made sure his brother, Thanasis, will savor the moment entirely, per Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
For Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Tuesday night was his title celebration. He was in quarantine during and after Game 6, so his brother pumped him up, telling him to “go crazy” when he was introduced. So, Thanasis did. He bounded out, screaming and pumping his left arm and then hopped to the ownership group.
Giannis wanted his brother to enjoy the Bucks' championship, he almost went to Thanasis' quarantine room after they won the title, as seen during their FaceTime call back then.
Thanasis had himself an unforgettable evening due to a wide range of emotions. Still, nothing was gonna ruin his championship high.
“I wasn’t here for the celebration so I got so emotional… There are so many feelings you know? I’m like I’ve got to enjoy this to the fullest. That’s all I was thinking about, I’ve got to enjoy this to the fullest.”
As it turns out, Giannis also planned on going crazy, but he did it on the basketball court. When the ceremony ended, the reigning Finals MVP shifted into “business mode” for the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo set the tone early on for the home squad against Kevin Durant, James Harden, and the rest of the Brooklyn Nets. In 31 minutes of action, Giannis registered 32 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks.