Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Thanasis Antetokounmpo became only the second trio of brothers to play on the same court in the NBA on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Lakers played against the Milwaukee Bucks.
After the game, which the Bucks won 112-97, the league’s reigning Most Valuable Player and his older brother (Thanasis) and younger brother (Kostas) shared hugs, smiles and an intimate moment in front of the cameras.
Second trio of brothers to all appear in same NBA game. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rMU2a1Ix2o
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 1, 2021
In his postgame interview, Giannis spoke on what the moment meant to him. “It’s amazing, man. It’s been a long, long journey to be able to be able to, you know, the three of us being on the same NBA court, man it’s amazing. Our mom is right there watching … [you] can never ask for anything better. We’re representing our father in the right way, you know, we’re doing it with a smile on our face, we’re trying to improve every single day and this was always our dream. Just being able to take a moment and realise that we accomplished it, it’s amazing … hopefully moments like this like tonight can happen again.”
Both teams have a strong chance to make it out of their conferences – the Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference and the Lakers are fourth in the West – so there’s definitely an opportunity for the moment to happen again.
Giannis even crowned the moment as his favourite since playing in the league. “You can never have a feeling like this … seeing the guys that I grew up with and slept in the same bed and we were looking at the ceiling and imagining if we were ever going to play in the NBA, if we were ever going to make it and just being on the same court while our mom is videotaping the whole thing, I think it’s priceless and nobody can take this away from us.”