Published: Tue, July 02, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece at World Cup

Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece at World Cup

On Friday morning, Nike unveiled the design of Giannis Antetokounmpo's signature shoe, capping a busy week that includes being named NBA MVP at the 2019 NBA Awards ceremony on Monday. I just want to play.

"But I don't care, I'm a basketball player and I want to help the team in every way".

Under the outstanding leadership of coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Greece won 11 of their 12 games in the European Qualifiers.

Antetokounmpo again played for the Greek side in EuroBasket 2015 and the team was unbeaten in the group stages but lost to Spain in the quarter-finals.

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As well as his footwear launch, he will also attend a 3×3 tournament he sponsors with the finals held on Saturday near his Athens home, where he first played basketball.

"When my agent told me that I would have the chance to have my own design and give back to the community I was very excited", said the National Basketball Association 2018-19 MVP.

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