Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother Alex getting his shot with Raptors
The Toronto Raptors have become part of a fascinating story. One of the most famous families in the NBA right now is the Antetokounmpo family. Former immigrants from Nigeria are living the American dream. The most famous brother, Giannis Antetokounmpo, led the Milwaukee Bucks to a championship this past summer. He was joined by his brother Thanasis, while Kostas won the championship with the Lakers. Now, it seems like the fourth brother will be joining the fray. Alex Antetokounmpo, formerly of UCAM Murcia in Spain, reportedly signed a deal with Toronto.
According to Christos Harpidis of Total Basket from Greece, Alex will be joining the Raptors very soon.
🚨The Toronto Raptors are set to sign a deal with Alex Antetokounmpo according the Greek newspaper Ethnos.
— Christos Harpidis (@chrisalucard) September 17, 2021
Alex Antetokounmpo spent one season with the Spanish team before joining the Sacramento Kings in the 2021 summer league. He won the summer league with the Kings but did not secure an NBA contract until now with the Raptors. The details of the deal are still unavailable, but, according to the Raptors Region, the deal will be an Exhibit 10 or G-league contract.
If he does end up making the cut for the league with the Raptors, this will be the second time in history in which four brothers have played for NBA teams, after the Jones brothers, Caldwell, Charles, Major, and Wil.
One more brother pairing was also in the NBA news earlier this summer, due to the fact that the Ball brothers could join the Antetokounmpo family and the Holiday family, as LiAngelo Ball was fighting for a contract to become the third brother in the league. Giannis Antetokounmpo must be very proud.
If Alex Antetokounmpo can replicate his brothers’ winning ways with the Raptors and enjoy a mere fraction of the success his brothers had in the NBA, there is no doubt that the family would be incredibly proud.
Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps winning in the months after the Bucks took the NBA championship.