“Alex Antetokounmpo can be better than me”: Giannis hypes up his youngest brother ahead of workout with Pacers prior to 2021 NBA Draft

Samir Mehdi
|Published 27/07/2021

Giannis believes Alex Antetokounmpo can be better than him; Pacers call the youngest brother Antetokounmpo for a pre-draft workout. 

With the older sibling being the more successful one when entering the NBA, it is easy to overlook the younger brother despite the clear talent they possess. Aaron Holiday is a certified ball player with the Pacers, Brook Lopez just manned the paint for a championship team, Seth Curry has become of the most lethal shooters in the NBA, and Alex Antetokounmpo could be up next. 

Giannis is fresh off of adding a ring and a Finals MVP to his resume, making it one of the most complete resumes in the NBA. His brothers Thanasis and Kostas definitely have the potential to become fully actualized versions of the ‘Greek Freak’ simply based off the genes they share with Giannis.

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Alex Antetokounmpo is the ready to become the 4th brother to enter the NBA as at merely 18 years of age, the youngest Antetokounmpo ventured out to Europe to play for Spain’s B-team. Fast-forward a year and he may find himself to be on an NBA roster. 

Pacers call up Alex Antetokounmpo for pre-draft workout. 

Standing at 6’8 and weighing around 100kg, Alex Antetokounmpo would be a fine prospect for any NBA team to take a look at. In terms of his skill level, Alex has a decent shot from beyond the arc, shooting 6-9 from three-point land in his European debut and is clearly a gifted passer.

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His footwork when attacking the rim needs a bit of work but he most definitely has the strength to get to the rack. With all the upsides an athlete like Alex Antetokounmpo has, it makes sense that the Pacers have called him for a pre-draft workout. 

Giannis has been quoted as saying that he believes his youngest brother can be better than him when it’s all said and done. Given the fact that he’s perhaps still growing and hasn’t even entered his 20s as of yet, this prediction from the 2x MVP could come into fruition. 

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi is an NBA Editor at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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