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How do you pronounce Giannis Antetokounmpo? Don’t ask Bucks fans (video)

Aug 19, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo is not a difficult name to pronounce. It sounds exactly how it’s spelled.

Somehow – and I really don’t understand how this happened – Milwaukee fans struggled hilariously to say the name of the Bucks’ latest first-round pick (hat tip: Jeremy Schmidt of Bucksketball):

Antetokounmpo, a point forward the from Greece who Milwaukee took with the No. 15 pick, is still just 18 years old and a pretty big project. The Bucks have Brandon Knight and Luke Ridnour at point guard and O.J. Mayo, Ersan Ilyasova and Carlos Delfino on the wing.

In other words, Bucks fans will likely have a couple years to learn how to say Antetokounmpo’s name before they have to cheer for him on the court regularly.

  1. 00maltliquor - Aug 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM


    • dondada10 - Aug 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      They’re Mid-West hot.

      • 00maltliquor - Aug 20, 2013 at 1:22 AM

        They’re legit hot no matter what region or part of the globe they come from. And this is coming from a So Cal resident!

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