Sunday, February 5

Antetokounmpo brothers finish third in NBA All-Star skills challenge


From left to right, Giannis Antetokounmpo is introduced with his brothers Alex and Thanasis during the Skills Challenge during the 2022 NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Rocket Mortgage Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

CLEVELAND – Introduced one at a time with massive grins and dance moves, Thanasis, Giannis and Alex Antetokounmpo soaked in the all-star stage for the skills competition Saturday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

They said going into the event that it wasn’t about winning, but about that moment – and the chances to take photos and spend time with their mother, Veronica, as well.

The brothers finished third in the three-team competition, won by the Cleveland trio of Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, but afterward the Antetokounmpos said the day was better than they could have imagined.

“Oh yeah, and some. And some. We really enjoyed it,” Giannis said. “We were nervous a little bit before we stepped out there on the floor. Like once we got out there we were shooting the ball, passing the ball, just running, just competing. That’s fun. But at the end of the day we know we’re grateful, we have that joy in us no matter what happened.

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