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“I’ll Guard Giannis, and My Brothers Can Shoot”: Jrue Holiday Backs His Siblings to Beat Antetokounmpos, Mocks Their Shooting

Akash Murty

“I’ll Guard Giannis, and My Brothers Can Shoot”: Jrue Hoilday Backs His Siblings to Beat Antetokounmpo Bros, Mocks Their Shooting

NBA has had a decent number of siblings who played in the league at the same time. Even now there are plenty of them. Starting from Stephen and Seth Curry to Aaron, Justin, and Jrue Holiday.

There are some more duos and even trios of brothers playing in the league right now. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his two brothers – Thanasis, who also plays for the Bucks, and Kostas who plays for the Chicago Bulls are one of the two trios of siblings.

And it’s obvious when somebody as happening as Giannis is in your team, you must have conversations about if he and his brothers can play and win against yours.

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However, surprisingly, it is Bucks point guard Jrue, who has drawn the first blood on the subject.

Jrue Holiday is confident in himself and his brothers to beat Giannis Antetokounmpo and his siblings

In a recent appearance on his teammate Serge Ibaka’s cooking show, ‘How Hungry Are You?’, Jrue Holiday answered a question where the former NBA champ with the Raptors asked him about who is going to win a game of basketball between him and his brothers and the Antetokounmpos.

Jrue first tried skipping the question like the answer was obvious, but ultimately gave up and put forward his opinion.

“I will guard Giannis,” 2021 Champ said. “Coming to scoring, let’s say me and Giannis even each other out, my older brother (Justin) can shoot and my younger brother (Aaron) can shoot.” (Both Jrue and Serge laugh).

He didn’t stop there. Arguably the best defensive guard in the league then went on to troll the Antetokounmpo brothers by saying what’s known around the league – bad shooting of the three Greek internationals.

Wao! That was pretty out of character for Jrue. At least for what we know of him. This is the better side though.

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How do the Milwaukee Bucks flair this season?

With a 19-7 record, standing at #2 in the East, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. are again heading towards nothing short of a championship.

Without Khris Middleton to help them through in last season’s Eastern Conference Semi-finals they fell short against the Boston Celtics.

Their two-way forward having already missed 20 games to start this season sprained his ankle, after playing just 6 minutes against the Rockets in their last outing.

Giannis will surely lead the Bucks to the Playoffs even without him, but to win 7 games against a team, they will need Middleton. Will he be available when it matters? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Akash Murty

Akash Murty


An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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