NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has arrived in Greece to join the National Basketball Team ahead of Eurobasket 2022 and will drive a Porsche Cayenne Coupe.
As written on the Porsche Hellas account on Instagram, "two top names that have carved their own unique path, remind us that when you love something and dedicate yourself with passion and perseverance, you can not only succeed but also overcome your limits."
"The biggest challenge in life is not to stop dreaming."
Antetokounmpo, due to a special condition that concerns NBA players, cannot take part in the training of our National basketball team until August 4, so what better for him and his brothers than to drive around in the Porsche Cayenne Coupe that has been granted to them by the Greek delegation.
The Porsche model, which is one of the top choices in the premium SUV category, is among the most dynamic of its kind with top performance.
Giannis is the son of Nigerian immigrants. Despite being born in Greece, the Antetokounmpo brothers were always considered as foreigners.
Since they weren’t Greek citizens, Giannis was not allowed to play in Greece’s top-most division.
Instead, the then-18-year-old had to suit up for Filathlitikos AO, a Division II team in Greece. During the 2012-2013 season, despite being the youngest player on the roster, Antetokounmpo had a terrific year.
Playing 22.5 minutes per game, he averaged 9.5 points, 5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1 block per game while shooting at an efficient 46.4% from the field and 72% from the charity stripe.
At one point in that season, Filathlitikos played against Nea Kifisia in a crucial game. This tie would determine which of the two would be promoted to the top Greek division.
In an important clash, in front of several NBA scouts, the 18-year-old ended up scoring merely 4 points as his team faced an 89-81 double overtime loss.
In less than two months, the Milwaukee Bucks picked Giannis with their 15th pick in the 2013 draft… And the rest is history.