Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo Begin Military Terms in Greece

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2016
Paul Henning @brewcitypaul

Giannis & Thanasis begin Greece Military Service (should only last a few days) https://t.co/wkuSOgcKcO https://t.co/oCLnKrFNQP

Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Westchester Knicks, respectively, are both working hard on their basketball careers, but in the meantime, duty calls.

According to Naftemporiki, the Antetokounmpo brothers started their mandatory Greek military service on Wednesday. The two hoopsters will do work at an armor training center and have three-month terms ahead of them, the standard for any Greek citizen who permanently lives overseas. 

Because they're professional athletes, the Antetokounmpos may not have to fulfill the full three-month term, according to WTMJ.com's Jay Sorgi (via Brew Hoop's Frank Madden). That would allow the two brothers to continue getting ready for the upcoming season without missing any team workouts.


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