Giannis Antetokounmpo might be losing All-Star votes because his name is hard to spell
The Greek Freak has always had one of the more difficult names to spell and now that may be an actual factor in determining the amount of All-Star votes he garners.
At least Antetokounmpo thinks so.
Giannis Antetokounmpo on all-star votes: "imagine how many votes didn't count… if they could spell my name I would have a million votes" 😲
— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) January 6, 2017
He has a point. How many fans can really claim they know exactly how to spell his name correctly?
It looks like even with the added challenge of spelling his name right, Giannis may make the team as a starter, which he is certainly deserving of. Antetokounmpo had over half a million votes from the fans in the first release of the voting, trailing only LeBron James in the Eastern Conference.
It’s been a tremendous start to the season for Antetokounmpo and he doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Fans, whether they’re spelling his name right or not, will likely get a chance to see The Greek Freak up against the NBA’s best in this year’s All-Star Game.