ATHENS – ‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Friday that he would play for Greece at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China this summer.
Voted the NBA’s most valuable player (MVP) for the 2018-19 regular season, the 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks forward said: “I want to be there to help my country achieve something good.”
Speaking at an event in Athens to promote his line of sports shoes, Antetokounmpo added: “I have not spoken to the coach about which position I will play.
“Whether I play in position 1 or 5, I don’t care. I want to play, I’m a basketball player.”
He said he had already talked to some of his Greek teammates about the prospect of taking part in the August 31-September 15 tournament.