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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Family Meet US Ambassador Pyatt

Geoffrey Pyatt, the American Ambassador to Greece, met with NBA basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo on Monday morning in Athens. Pyatt officially received Antetokounmpo and other members of his family, including his mother, at the offices of the American Embassy in central Athens. https://twitter.com/USAmbPyatt/status/1160886356513570816 In...

Nineteen-Year Old Dies on Greece's Chios Island in Tragic Basketball Court Accident

A tragic incident took place on Sunday night on Greece's Chios Island, when a steel and glass basketball hoop and pole fell over onto a 19-year old man from Athens, killing him. The young man had been spending his summer...

Greece's 2019 World Cup Basketball Team Presented

The Greek national basketball team which will soon travel to China to compete in this year's World Cup was presented to the public in Athens on Thursday. The entire team was there, including this year's MVP of the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo,...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Offers to Build Basketball Court in Wildfire-Hit Rafina, Greece

NBA phenomenon Giannis Antetokounmpo offered to finance the creation of a basketball arena in Rafina, Attica, Mayor Evangelos Bournus revealed recently. The revelation was made by journalist Dimitris Kottaridis, who posted on his Facebook profile on Sunday that during a...

Panathinaikos Suspends Participation in Greece's ''Basket League''

Greece's Panathinaikos basketball team issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon informing the public that it is suspending its participation in Greece's basketball championship "Basket League", in its words ''until legality prevails again.'' Panathinaikos was set to play against the team of Kymi on...

Panathinaikos Will Face Olympiacos in Greek Cup Semifinals

In an official draw conducted by the Greek Basketball Association, Panathinaikos was chosen to face Olympiacos in the semifinals for the 2019 Greek Cup in Basketball. The draw took place at noon Monday in Athens. Panathinaikos will host the knock-out game in...

The Astonishing Journey of a Congolese Migrant to Greece's Top Basketball League

Born in the jungle of Congo, it wasn't easy to follow his dream of playing basketball, but perseverance, hard work and "God" helped Christ Wamba to overcome violence and poverty and reach one of Europe's best leagues, overnight! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKJACAVCJfU Christ Wamba,...

AEK Clinch Greek Basketball Cup After Fan Trouble (video)

AEK have brought home the Greek Basketball Cup for the first time since 2001 with a narrow two-point win over a fancied Olympiakos side in Iraklio. Having knocked city rivals Panathinaikos out in the semis, AEK led for much of...

‘The Greek Freak Invades Manila’ This Weekend in the Philippines

"The Greek Freak Invades Manila" is a charity event that the "Greek Freak," Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is participating in over the weekend in the Philippines. The event will include exhibition drills with PBA players Gabe Norwood and Ranidel...

Greek Women's Basketball Coach: "We Will Fight for a Medal at the Eurobasket"

Interview by Yiannis Koreček We spoke to Kostantinos Keramidas, the coach of the Greek women’s basketball team after the Eurobasket semifinal where Greece was defeated by France 55-77 in Prague on Saturday. GR: So probably you feel some sort of disappointment,...