Giannis Antetokounmpo might not make the 2023 FIBA World Cup

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Although the Greek national team is a stronger contender to pick up a medal at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, a huge blow could be dealt as Giannis Antetokounmpo might not make it to The Philippines.

The Milwaukee Bucks superstar might not make it to the World Cup, SDNA's Magic EuroLeague reported.

Antetokounmpo is dealing with a leg injury that might prevent him from representing Greece. The Greek outlet notes that Giannis wants to play in the World Cup, but the pain in his leg might keep him away as the Bucks will not green-light his departure to the international stage unless he's 100% healthy.

Currently, the chances of Antetokounmpo representing Greece are less than 50%, SDNA note.

Earlier in the month, it was announced that Kostas Sloukas would miss his first summer with the national team in more than a decade.

Greece is placed in Group C in the World Cup together with the USA, Jordan, and New Zealand. Their first game is on August 26th.

Meanwhile, the Antetokounmpo family presented its vision for the Charles Antetokounmpo Family Foundation (CAFF) at the “Game Changer” event, aiming to actively support young people and families coming from disadvantaged social groups, refugees, and migrants.

€1 million was raised as part of the event, thanks to the incredible support of citizens and companies who are sharing the CAAF vision.

The event took place exactly ten years after the day the Milwaukee Bucks drafted who would have become the Greek Freak. Ten years later, two-time MVP and NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo with his four brothers Thanasis, Kostas, Alex, Francis, and their mother Veronica want to help every fellow man overcome any obstacle that prevents him from exploiting his potential.

The Charles Antetokounmpo Family Foundation (CAFF) is a global institution that provides the necessary resources, funding, and a platform that supports people and communities.

“Our goal is to create opportunities for all those who need them to conquer their dreams. Through CAFF we create community centers, for young people and families who need our help, with the aim of providing it in the most efficient way. We dream that these community centers will become a “beacon” for our society”, Giannis Antetokounmpo commented.

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