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Giannis94
11-19-2016, 03:28 PM
Nice to see that Giannis not only has the entire Greek fanbase around him, but all 50 states here in the U.S. as well as the current POTUS. 8 years in and he finally said something that we can all agree on.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/QTP_161116ObamaGiannis/president-barack-obama-mentions-milwaukee-bucks-giannis-antetokounmpo-speech-greece



It's no secret that President Barack Obama is an avid basketball fan, and he provided another reminder Wednesday in Greece during his final overseas trip as Commander in Chief.

While speaking about democracy in the political system's birthplace of Athens, Obama mentioned Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks as an example of ways that the United States and Greece are united.

"Greek or American, we're all cheering for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who seems to be getting better each year," said Obama, who, like many of us, stumbled through the pronunciation of Giannis' 13-letter last name.

The crowd was forgiving and cheered loudly as POTUS highlighted their native son.

Antetokounmpo, 21, was born in Athens to immigrants from Nigeria and grew up in the city's Sepolia neighborhood. He began playing basketball in 2007, and the Bucks selected him with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

IndyRealist
11-19-2016, 03:43 PM
Someone, somewhere, thinks he stole an American's job.

ManRam
11-19-2016, 07:07 PM
#facts

HandsOnTheWheel
11-19-2016, 07:14 PM
Ok?

Avenged
11-19-2016, 09:34 PM
Cool.

TheMightyHumph
11-19-2016, 10:05 PM
Nice to see that Giannis not only has the entire Greek fanbase around him, but all 50 states here in the U.S. as well as the current POTUS. 8 years in and he finally said something that we can all agree on.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/QTP_161116ObamaGiannis/president-barack-obama-mentions-milwaukee-bucks-giannis-antetokounmpo-speech-greece

Did Obama not notice Trump's voting base?

MILLERHIGHLIFE
11-20-2016, 12:48 PM
This like a week old news. Probably not worthy of a thread here.

Giannis94
11-20-2016, 04:24 PM
This like a week old news. Probably not worthy of a thread here.

By PSD standards you're damn right this is thread worthy. #IAMMAKINGPSDGREATAGAIN

Rush
11-21-2016, 07:34 PM
Closed. There's really no discussion value to this, plus there are political undertones.