The reason Giannis Antetokounmpo cancelled his celebration in Greece
Giannis was supposed to celebrate their NBA title win in his home country of Greece on Tuesday. But a massive fire engulfed a large part of the area several miles away from his old neighborhood of Sepolia. He was supposed to bring there the NBA trophy but decided to cancel it to show respect.
The 26-year-old Giannis took to Twitter, saying he hopes there were no lives lost in the fire.
According to local reports, dozens of fires have broken out in Greece in just one day due to the terrible heat (via Greek City Times).
As Greece continues to battle multiple fire fronts, over 500 firefighters attempted last night to contain a large forest blaze on the outskirts of Athens, which raced into residential areas, forcing thousands to flee. It was the worst of 81 wildfires that broke out in Greece in the past 24 hours, amid one of the country’s most intense heatwaves in decades.
Giannis was excited to celebrate with his countrymen, but that has to wait for a few more days. The two-time NBA MVP has assured that he will stay in Greece for a couple of days to make sure he visits as many places as he can.
“We don’t know how many days we will stay, but we will take it (NBA trophy) with us to the places we grew up, to Sepolia and Zografou.”
With his loyalty to the Bucks and inspiring journey to the top of the NBA, it’s almost impossible to hate on Giannis Antetokounmpo. And with his latest gesture, he’ll only gain more admirers.