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64 Giannis Antetokounmpo Quotes | Reign of the “Greek Freak”

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No better example to remind us that yes, it is real, dreams come true.  Dare to dream, to believe in it, to see it happen.  Giannis Antetokoumpo, a Greek professional athlete for the Milwaukee Bucks, and today MVP of basketball in the NBA has surely proven that.  Although absorbed in poverty and hard work from an early childhood, he never gave up and is now a remarkable role model for youngsters and adults alike. His commitment to his values and principles as a person and towards family are honoring, and in spite of the hardships and turmoil, his perseverance is a lesson to be learned.

A member of a large family, with major financial difficulties, he grew up in Greece with his Nigerian immigrant parents and brothers, and has definitely paid his dues.  He keeps his humbleness in spite of his fame and sees only positiveness in everyone. He has now recently started a family of his own and with great pride he will continue to pass down those priceless fundamental beliefs to his children. Working hard and applying yourself even when you think you are running out of strength is that extra mile you go to make it happen, to make it from rags to riches!  Read on and share with friends and loved ones this amazingly inspirational selection of quotes Giannis has shared with the world, and be motivated and stimulated to pursue your own dream in sports or anywhere.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Inspirational Quotes

  • Before I leave this earth, I’m going to help people have a better future. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I never expected that at 26 I would have these trophies. We have come a long way. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I represent both my home countries, Nigeria and Greece. Many children across Africa and all over Europe have a role model. This success should make everyone believe in their dreams. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Just growing up and going through life and how tough life was for me and my family, I’m always going to stay humble. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • If you are going to do something, you have to do it for yourself, and that’s what I try to do. I try to be authentic and try to be original, so that’s what I try to be. A lot of people try to build big brands but have received bad advice, and they don’t try to be authentic and real with themselves. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • When I was young and I could dream a bit, I could see myself participating in the slam dunk contest. I’ve always wanted to experience that. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • That’s a goal I’ve set for myself. Hopefully, one day I can achieve it. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I see myself as a student. Trying to learn everything. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m loyal to the people I work with. Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo Inspirational Quote.

You can just never forget where you came from. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo Inspirational Quote.

You never know how life turns out. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  • Whatever I try to do, I always try to give it my best and try to be a killer because, at the end of the day, if you don’t work hard, you are not going to get food on your table. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • You can just never forget where you came from. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m going to do whatever it takes for me and my team to be successful. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Even if I’ll be an All Star or Rookie of The Year, I will always be humble Giannis. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • A lot of people know who I am now. They want a little bit of me, a little bit of my time. But at the end of the day, I still have to remember who I am. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • You never know how life turns out. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo Basketball Quotes

  • I know I can get to the basket whenever I want, but I’ve got to be able to create some plays, like easy plays. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • To be one of the best to ever play the game? I think I have the ability to do that. But I’ve got to work hard. If I just keep talking and don’t put some work in, it’s not going to happen. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m just trying to be the best basketball player I can be, you know, move the ball. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I watched a lot of Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Kevin Durant, and a lot of Paul Pierce. I used to watch Tracy McGrady as well along with Kevin Garnett. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Obviously, Kobe is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • That’s the style of basketball I love, playing on the open court. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I don’t like all these flashy cities like L.A. or Miami. I don’t know if I could be the same player if I played in those cities. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • There’s a lot of big guys who can play-make. We put labels like, ‘Oh, he’s a point guard, he’s a center.’ But sometimes your center can play-make for you and not just be the center, boxing out for rebounds and playing in the post. Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo Basketball Quote.

If I can’t score, I do whatever I can to support my teammates. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  • What’s the reason I’m playing basketball? I do it because I love it, I do it because of my family, and that’s it. I don’t do it because of the money. I don’t do it because of the fame. I just do it because I love it, and I do it for my family because my family enjoys it. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I am honored to be the first international player featured on the cover of ‘NBA 2K19.’ Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • With back-to-backs, a lot of games, sometimes you think, ‘I’ve got to take a day off today.’ But you have to push through it. The greats did. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Dirk Nowitzki is the best European player, for me, that’s ever played the game. He’s an unbelievable talent. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m a humble kid. I grew up with Filathlitikos. There were some people in Filathlitikos that taught to me how to stay humble. It was coach Tzivas that never allowed me to get carried away. That’s who I am. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • The Bucks and John Hammond chose me in the draft, got me in the NBA, kept me in the team with a role from my very first season, and they are my basketball family. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • The things that Dirk has done for this league and for the Dallas Mavericks, it’s unbelievable. And Coach Kidd was a teammate of Dirk, so for Jason Kidd to compare me with Dirk Nowitzki, it feels nice. It’s a nice compliment. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • My goal is to win in Milwaukee, bring a championship in the city, and make the team a lot better. So I would never leave for L.A. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m a really competitive guy. I’m a really stubborn guy. That’s what makes me want to take Milwaukee to the top, make Milwaukee a big market team. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • If I can’t score, I do whatever I can to support my teammates. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Milwaukee is a small-market team, but I love it. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • You have so many games to play, and you can do well in one game but bad in the other ones. The thing you’ve got to be is consistent. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • The night before games, I try to get some shots up. Early on the game day, I come early in the morning to try to get some shots up. I just try to do the same things: go through the scouting, watch some clips before the game, just try to get my body ready. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I like to score when I can, but if I can’t do that, I like to do the other things – defense, blocking, rebounding. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I want to become one of the best players, so if you want to be one the best, you have to elevate all aspects of your game. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • LeBron James is one of the best players in the league – and one of the best players to ever play the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m gonna have some nights when it’s not gonna come. But if you keep playing natural, it’s just gonna come. I’m gonna keep getting better, keep getting better, and one day, everything’s gonna pay off. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Every coach has a different style and approach. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • It doesn’t matter how you’re playing: you’ve got to be vocal – you’ve got to be aggressive – if you really want to be one of the best in this league. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Of course, I know by growing older I’m going to become stronger, smarter, and know the game better. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I can’t take my mind off basketball. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo Unexpected or Funny Quotes

  • I love Milwaukee! I’m going to be in Milwaukee 20 years! I’ll be here so long, they’ll be sick of me! Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • My favorite movie is ‘Coming to America’ by Eddie Murphy. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Because my parents were illegal, they couldn’t trust anybody. They were always nervous. A neighbor could be like, ‘These people are making too much noise, their children are making too much noise,’ and the cops could knock at our door and ask for our papers, and that’s it. It’s that simple. So you’re always a little closed. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I love how quiet and calm Milwaukee is. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I was selling stuff probably since I could remember, like 6 or 7 years old. I was always out there helping my mom and dad sell watches, glasses, CDs, DVDs, stuff like that. Whatever we could put our hands on. I did it until I was around 17. But I was just doing it because I had to. There was no other option. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • You always fight with your brothers. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Persistent in life? I think, yes, I am. I’m going to do something until I get it right. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m really scared of failing. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I like living in a smaller place, but I like being in big cities, too, like Athens. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I usually feel that I prefer to hide from people. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I like hip-hop and rock music. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • My house in Greece was smaller than my room in Orlando. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • t’s my nature to be fearless. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I get up in the morning, I take a shower, and I go to practice. When I’m finished, the only thing that’s on my mind is to go back home and spend time with my family. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m a low-profile guy. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • At first, when my agent told me, ‘They want you to do an interview, a piece for ’60 Minutes,’ I was like, ‘What is ’60 Minutes?’ Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • We loved our dad. My mom loved her husband. But at the end of the day, I think, he did what he was supposed to do in this world. He had five kids and raised us right. That’s the most important thing. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I never went to college. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • My dad was a soccer player. He didn’t know anything about basketball – nothing. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • I’m a guy who doesn’t really care about glamour and big markets; I like to be home all day. Giannis Antetokounmpo

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