Giannis tweeted a photograph of himself and his brothers absolutely clad in Greek nationwide staff colors with the caption, “Blessed to have the ability to do that collectively,” which sparked a number of response, notably from the Nigerian nationwide staff.
The salty D’Tigers
Nigerian basketball nationwide staff, the D’Tigers responded to Giannis’ tweet with a meme, a jovial indication of the displeasure of lacking out on all 4 Antetokounmpo brothers.
The brothers are of Nigerian descent with their dad and mom initially named Adetokunbo till the identify was Hellenized in response to Greek immigration legal guidelines.
The D’Tigers then posted a video of Nigeria defeating Greece in a basketball recreation on the 2012 Olympic video games in London to proceed the banter.
To proceed the lighthearted enjoyable, the D’Tigers’ Twitter deal with continued to poke enjoyable on the Greeks, reminding them that Nigeria has been to the Olympics extra occasions lately than Greece.
Though it was nothing extra than simply jokes, there was nonetheless some reality to it because the Antetokounmpo brothers had been all eligible to symbolize Nigeria internationally in the event that they needed to.
Particularly with Giannis Antetokounmpo at the moment among the best gamers on the planet, Nigeria has a proper to be jealous of that sort of high quality and dream of what might have been.