The FIBA World Cup starts up August 31st in China and Greece is rolling in with a roster full of Antetokounmpos. The 3 brothers, Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas will team up for the first time together representing Greece.
Headlined by NBA MVP Giannis his brothers will join him representing Greece. It will be Kostas’ first time on the main international squad. It will be fun to see all 3 brothers on the court together. The youngest brother Alex is still in high school and not on the main roster. In a few years, we may see a near full starting lineup of Antetokounmpos if all 4 brothers play on the national team at the same time.
Greece is ranked 8th in the FIBA World Rankings and will get a huge boost from Giannis’ presence. In a warmup game against Iran, he scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in only 21 minutes. He had a classic Giannis dunk also.
The USA has a weaker roster going to China compared to Olympic years so it will be interesting to see if Greece can compete with the Americans.