Greek basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo poured his heart out on Sunday, as he led his team to a triumphant victory over Croatia, securing Greece’s spot in the Paris Olympics. It’s the first time Greece has clinched an Olympic basketball berth since 2008, with Antetokounmpo delivering an impressive performance, notching 23 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in the critical game.


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Antetokounmpo’s post-game display of emotion, with tears streaming down his face as he sat courtside, was captured on video, a poignant moment that showcased the raw passion and dedication he brings to the game. Sharing his emotional journey on social media, he posted a picture with the caption “I have never cheat the game…See you in Paris,” accompanied by a heartwarming snapshot of his son celebrating their victory.


Greece emerged victorious from the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament held in Piraeus, overpowering the likes of Luka Doncic’s Slovenia on their path to the Olympics. The journey to the Paris Games also saw Brazil triumphing in Latvia, Spain prevailing over the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico securing the final Olympic qualifier by defeating Lithuania.