Kostas Antetokounmpo won an NBA championship last year and became the first member of his family to do so.
While he did not perform in any of the team’s playoff games as an end-of-bench player for the Los Angeles Lakers, he’ll get to say that he’s a titleholder for the rest of his life.
His older brother definitely hopes to join him in having a ring by the time the 2020-21 season ends. However, he had something to take care of before the year tips off. The Lakers put forth an implausible ring ceremony.
Players’ family members congratulated them and Kostas’ video included a cameo from Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Giannis and his brother Thanasis shouted out the champ after their mom, Veronica, congratulated Kostas for his ring. Giannis also included a simple message: “We’re extremely happy for you for bringing the first ring home. Let’s get more rings, man!”
While Giannis obviously would have wished that he got a chance to life the Larry O’Brien trophy, he’s always made it clear that his family is his top priority, so while it was a bit jarring to see him appearing in an official Lakers video, it certainly wasn’t surprising that he’d want to celebrate his younger brother.
It is probably safe to assume, however, that those good vibes will go away when the buzzer tips on Jan. 21 and the Bucks play host to the Lakers.