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NBA: Greek Federation Condemns Racial Slur of Giannis Antetokounmpo
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NBA: Greek Federation Condemns Racial Slur of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jul 4 2013, 9:31pm CDT | by

Greece's basketball federation condemned a racial slur directed at Giannis Antetokounmpo who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Greece's basketball federation condemned a racial slur directed at Milwuakee Bucks draft pick Giannis Antetokounmpo.  According to the Associated Press, the remark allegedly came from the leader of...

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NBA: Greek Federation Condemns Racial Slur of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jul 4 2013, 9:31pm CDT | by

Greece's basketball federation condemned a racial slur directed at Giannis Antetokounmpo who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Greece's basketball federation condemned a racial slur directed at Milwuakee Bucks draft pick Giannis Antetokounmpo

According to the Associated Press, the remark allegedly came from the leader of an extreme right Greek political party who likened Antetokounmpo to a chimpanzee during a television interview on Tuesday. 

The name of the political party leader indicated in the report is Nikolaos Michaloliakos, who spearheads the far-right Golden Dawn party. The party has received a huge amount of support in light of the country's sixth year of recession. Michaloliakos and his group have organized a campaign against illegal immigration and the austerity measures imposed under Greece's bailout program. 

The federation referred to his remarks as "unacceptable and racist." 

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who received the NBA prospect earlier this week in Athens, described Golden Dawn as "neo-Nazis."

Antetokounmpo, an 18-year-old forward who stands 6'9" and is the son of Nigerian immigrants, was drafted 15th by the Bucks on June 27. The team is hoping for another foreign-born contributor after it drafted Turkish Ersan Ilyasova in 2005. 

Bucks director of player personnel Dave Babcock foresees Antetokounmpo blossoming in another two or three years, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"The bottom line is in two or three years he could easily be one of the best two or three players in this draft, talent-wise."

Milwaukee general manager John Hamond stated Antetokounmpo and his family will move to the city later in the summer to help him ease into NBA life. 

 
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Gilas Pilipinas vs. Greece: Score and Twitter Reaction for FIBA World Cup 2014

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After mulling between the NBA Development League and European clubs, New York draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo has decided upon playing next season with the Knicks’ affiliate in Westchester, sources told RealGM. Antetokounmpo considered several significant contract offers in Europe if he elected to pass on a consecutive season in the D-League, but Knicks management made clear that it hoped Antetokounmpo would remain within the organization in 2014-15. ...
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Kendall Marshall Claimed by Bucks: Latest Contract Details, Analysis, Reaction

Jul 20 2014 6:32pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Milwaukee Bucks bolstered their backcourt Sunday in claiming point guard Kendall Marshall off waivers. News of Marshall's arrival was reported by the Bucks' official Twitter account, and a release through the team's website confirmed it: Marshall appreciated the previous opportunity he had with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he is also looking forward to his impending stint in Milwaukee ...
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Kendall Marshall is free.  One of the rare pure passers in the league, the 22-year-old point guard is free from the purgatory known as the Los Angeles Lakers after the team waived him to free up cap space, per the team's Twitter account. Since being selected with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2012 draft by Phoenix, the North Carolina product has been tossed around and landed in only unfavorable situations. With the Suns, he was only permitted ...
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The Milwaukee Bucks need a star player to resurrect this once proud franchise. They have a potential gem in Jabari Parker and should waste little time in building the team around his polished scoring abilities. Luckily for this franchise, Parker's summer league performances and overall maturity have shown he could easily be the team's top scorer as a rookie. Let the resurrection begin. Parker has averaged 15.6 and 8.2 rebounds per game in Las Vegas, although he shot just 41 ...
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Jul 18 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: SBNation

The quarterfinals will have to wait for the weekend, but Friday's matchups in Las Vegas still feature some big names, including Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Gary Harris. The Las Vegas Summer League continues Friday with some matchups between teams already eliminated from the tournament. Don't take that the wrong way, however, as guys like Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Gary Harris will ...
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