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NBA’s Kevin Durant, Hollywood’s Emma Stone Witness Greek Passion

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Kevin Durant and Emma Stone witnessed firsthand the passion of Greek sports fans.

NBA’s Kevin Durant and Hollywood’s Emma Stone traveled to Greece for different reasons, but they ended up on Wednesday night at a basketball game in Athens where they witnessed first-hand the passion of the fans.

Durant, one of the best players in the NBA, was in awe at the atmosphere created by Olympiacos fans in the win-or-go-home contest between Olympiacos and AS Monaco at the “Peace and Friendship” Stadium.

The NBA star was invited to Game 4 by his former teammate at the Brooklyn Nets and current Monaco player, Mike James. With Olympiacos playing in a sold-out stadium, Durant was booed by the fans of the home side due to his relationship with James.

The final scenes of the game in which Olympiacos won 94-88 reminded one of the most exhilarating basketball atmosphere imaginable. Olympiacos now moves on to the season-ending Final Four where defending champion Anadolu Efes is the goal. ACB powerhouses FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have been locked in the other semifinal pairing.

The semifinal stage will be held on May 19th, and the next EuroLeague champion will be crowned in Belgrade’s Stark Arena on May 21st.

Kevin Durant: Fans in Greece create “The apocalypse”

Even the Brooklyn Nets leader KD called it “The apocalypse” on his Twitter account.

Durant did acknowledge that the fans in Europe are pretty crazy, noting that if a fan brought a flare to an NBA game, they would immediately be locked up.

Emma Stone enthusiastically supporting the Greek club

Award-winning actress Emma Stone was among the spectators, as well. Sitting next to Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos and wearing a red mask (the color of Olympiacos), she celebrated when the Greek club scored.

Stone is in Athens for the premiere of Lanthimos’ black-and-white short film, Bleat, in which she stars along with French actor Damien Bonnard.

The first screening of the comedy short, which was produced for the National Greek Opera and the Greek art foundation NEON, will take place on Friday at the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the National Greek Opera and be accompanied by a live orchestra.

Shot in February 2020 on the island of Tinos, the film is atmospheric and eerie in the characteristic style of the acclaimed Greek director.

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