Antetokounmpo: Thanks to Everyone Who Doubted My Greek Identity

Αssociated Press

FILE - Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives against Dallas Mavericks' Devin Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

ATHENS (ANA) - #WeAreAllBros! is the hashtag chosen for the Antetokounmpos Event to be held on June 16 in Thessaloniki and on June 25 in Athens.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a world famous Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In statements to the Athens Macedonian News Agency, Giannis Antetokounmpo said that some doubted his Greek identity although he was born and grown up in Greece.

"Thank you for making me 'hungrier'" he said. His brother Thanassis added: "Those that used to doubt you ... then they will tell you ... I respect you for loving Greece."

Antetokounmpo and his brother sent a message to the Greeks: "Treat migrants as if they were your sons." Regarding the crisis, he estimated that Greece will exit the crisis because the Greeks are strong people.