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Post#281 » by Magic Giannison » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:04 pm

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It says : " i left my pregnant wife in Mytilene to see the MVP with NT, GA34 "

i went to the game btw, amazing stuff, both ersan and giannis played well
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Post#282 » by crkone » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 pm

http://www.sportspromedia.com/most-marketable/2019/50-most-marketable-2019-giannis-antetokounmpo

Greek, 24, Basketball

The Greek who has freaked his way to the top and looks set to stay

Representatives: Octagon, Alex Saratsis

Key partners: Nike, JBL, Hulu, T-Mobile, 2K Sports

From the NBA's most improved player in 2017 to its most valuable last time out, Giannis Antetokounmpo has risen inexorably to become the standout dominant force in a league of dominant forces.

In spearheading the Milwaukee Bucks’ transformation from perennial underachievers to genuine championship contenders, ‘The Greek Freak’ has proven that the relative confines of a small market franchise need not be an impediment to global superstardom. A complete and superbly consistent performer on the court, not to mention a socially engaging personality with a huge and loyal following off it, this 6’11 power forward has, almost single-handedly, turned the Bucks into a national story and an international brand in their own right.

Once a seller of knock-off sunglasses and watches on the streets of Athens, Giannis now helps hawk Nike products - including his newly released signature shoe, the Freak 1 - in markets around the world. His larger-than-life likeness is emblazoned on billboards on both sides of the Atlantic. More endorsements are inevitable.


Giannis 6th most marketable athlete in the world in a list compiled by London-based media company SportsPro. How about that.

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Post#284 » by Pachinko_ » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:36 pm

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Post#285 » by Pachinko_ » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:11 am

Giannis highlights from a juniors game in 2013.
That's why I hate it when people say he was raw when he arrived in the NBA. The guy was never raw, he was just thin. His technique was always advanced, and his shooting stroke was much more fluid when his arms looked almost human (and before JKidd fckd with his confidence).

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Post#286 » by AussieBuck » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:41 am

Pachinko_ wrote:Giannis highlights from a juniors game in 2013.
That's why I hate it when people say he was raw when he arrived in the NBA. The guy was never raw, he was just thin. His technique was always advanced, and his shooting stroke was much more fluid when his arms looked almost human (and before JKidd fckd with his confidence).


Yep was much more pass first too back in the day.
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Post#287 » by Coach Carter » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:59 am

That's a top 3 pick, had he played for a school in the states
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Post#288 » by Pachinko_ » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:22 am

Coach Carter wrote:That's a top 3 pick, had he played for a school in the states

That would be an interesting (theoretical) experiment: how would the top Euro prospects have turned out if they were born in the States. Giannis specifically would've greatly benefited for sure, if only from the access to advanced facilities and training staff and the increased attention from an early age. And he probably would have started playing much earlier too.
But someone like Jokic would've probably been cut from his NCAA team (too fat), in favor of someone like Myles Plumlee :lol:
I'm guessing Doncic would've probably turned into a giant A-hole, I think playing with men in Europe and as a result not being the biggest name on his team helped keep his ego in check.
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Post#289 » by theFireBlanket » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:30 am

Coach Carter wrote:That's a top 3 pick, had he played for a school in the states


Top 4 ... after Wiggins, Parker & Embiid. [\green]

Hambone would've taken him #2.
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Post#292 » by blazza18 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:53 pm

SI have wrongly put Giannis as the bet player in the league and there is not one single post about it?
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Post#293 » by emunney » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:57 pm

blazza18 wrote:SI have wrongly put Giannis as the bet player in the league and there is not one single post about it?


No posts on the sky being blue either. Bizarre.
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Post#294 » by HurricaneKid » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:17 am

blazza18 wrote:SI have wrongly put Giannis as the bet player in the league and there is not one single post about it?
Giannis isn't the bet player in the league. He is the best player in the league.



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Post#295 » by chonestown » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:17 pm

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blazza18 wrote:SI have wrongly put Giannis as the bet player in the league and there is not one single post about it?
Giannis isn't the bet player in the league. He is the best player in the league.


Have to wonder at what point Giannis gets recognized as the best player in the league. Overdue at this point imo
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Post#296 » by truly » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:50 pm

chonestown wrote:
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blazza18 wrote:SI have wrongly put Giannis as the bet player in the league and there is not one single post about it?
Giannis isn't the bet player in the league. He is the best player in the league.


Have to wonder at what point Giannis gets recognized as the best player in the league. Overdue at this point imo


When he plays like it in the playoffs is my guess.
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Post#297 » by truly » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:56 pm

Harden is STILL talking about the MVP.

Read on Twitter



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Post#298 » by RRyder823 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 pm

truly wrote:Harden is STILL talking about the MVP.

Read on Twitter



Read on Twitter






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Post#299 » by blazza18 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:05 am

Giannis would never but he should absolutely bring the MVP trophy with him to Houston and leave it on the scorers table during the game.
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Post#300 » by Jez2983 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:00 am

blazza18 wrote:Giannis would never but he should absolutely bring the MVP trophy with him to Houston and leave it on the scorers table during the game.


Somehow I feel this would make everyone hate Harden more :lol:
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