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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by somehow: 8:00am On Mar 15
His brother playing at Panathinaikos bear same surname with him.

Well i understand your other points. too bad he can't play for us. he's very good, watch him alot at Bucks. He's their leader there!
9jaRealist:


No, they don’t - only the ones born in Greece...
His eldest brother’s name is spelt Adetokunbo and so does his PARENTS (who did/do not have Greek nationality).

Btw, it is not a requirement to have been to Nigeria to be Nigerian. The only requirement for Nigerian citizenship is that one of your parents is Nigerian. In fact, one does not even require a Nigerian passport to be Nigerian. Thus by definition and by law, dude is Nigerian regardless of whether he has been to Nigeria, played for Nigeria or intended to play for Nigeria. Akeem Olajuwon played for the US but is undisputedly a Nigerian, so the country that one elects to play for is IRRELEVANT in determining nationality. Meanwhile, it’s interesting that of all of the international flags that the dude can have on his Twitter, Instagram, post discussing racism, and his team’s training facility, including the flag of the US where he resides and earns his living, he specifically choose those of Greece (where he was born and raised) and Nigeria (where his biological parents came from and where born and raised), and yet it supposedly have no bearing on his SELF-IDENTIFICATION.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by rusher14: 8:14am On Mar 15
9jaRealist:


I hear you bro...

I remember seeing billboards of Giannis in various parts of Greece
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Nostradamus: 8:32am On Mar 15
For those saying Nigeria Is trying to claim antetokoumpo,he(antetokoumpo) was the one who first claimed Nigeria na. Infact at the 2018 allstars in Los Angeles,when antetokoumpo and Joel embiid(this man is from Cameroon)were in the dressing room and preparing to step into the court, a reporter was just gisting with the two African stars. Giannis himself brought the issue of nationality to the discuss,in his(adetokunbo)words,he said 'we are Africans man, Nigeria and Cameroon' he said this looking into the camera. While he was saying this,embiid was tying his shoelace. So,adetokunbo still feel Nigerian deep inside him and I guess he's proud of his Nigerian nationality.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Hizzy(m): 8:51am On Mar 15
senatepresido:
UEFA CL Last 8 for 2018/2018 Season

Ajax - Netherland
Porto - Portugal
Man Utd - England
Tottenham - England
who qualifies here?

Man city - England
Liverpool - England
Ronaldo - Italy
Barcelona - Spain
who qualifies here?

I see Barcelona lifting this years' UEFA Cl trophy
Your head dey there
I told them b4 Spain go carry amm five straight times
2015-2020 Barcelona will defend it next season
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Pointguardusa(m): 9:13am On Mar 15
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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Pointguardusa(m): 9:16am On Mar 15
He can speak IGBO buy not Yoruba. His mom is Igbo.
Boxer007:



And let's hope he ain't IBO or else he will start sell spare part engines. Preach
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by PrecisionFx(m): 9:46am On Mar 15
senatepresido:

I see u r being deceived by the 2008 drama between united and barca when Scholes rescued them, that was a formidable man u, not with Rashford and Martial...
man u never again

It was 2009.

Rashford n Martial are better than many barsa players so don't sell them to us as Wolverhampton wanderers players.




Smaller la liga teams do beat barsa wella so Manchester United can replicate same.
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by PrecisionFx(m): 9:52am On Mar 15
Boxer007:


Well I used to be gay and all nigerian women I know are gold digger. They beg for money and then steal your money. All women are use less sir. Preach

So u mean ur mum, sisters n that ur lovely favourite saint are useless gold diggers grin
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by senatepresido: 11:20am On Mar 15
PrecisionFx:


It was 2009.

Rashford n Martial are better than many barsa players so don't sell them to us as Wolverhampton wanderers players.




Smaller la liga teams do beat barsa wella so Manchester United can replicate same.
for fact sake, it was actually 2008 that man utd eliminated barcelona from the CL in the semi final with the second leg held at old trafford after a goalless draw at the camp Nou and they went further to beat Chelsea on penalties at Moscow, Russia to win the trophy that year and it has remained so till this day...
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by PrecisionFx(m): 11:57am On Mar 15
senatepresido:

for fact sake, it was actually 2008 that man utd eliminated barcelona from the CL in the semi final with the second leg held at old trafford after a goalless draw at the camp Nou and they went further to beat Chelsea on penalties at Moscow, Russia to win the trophy that year and it has remained so till this day...

You are right.

But English teams will still beat Barcelona anyday.
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by rentAcock(m): 12:06pm On Mar 15
9jaRealist:


No, his eldest brother plays/played football in Nigeria.

In fact, his eldest brother NEVER met Giannis until Giannis was drafted into the NBA and moved to the US, because his parents left him in Nigeria with relatives to migrate to Greece. However, in Greece they NEVER had official papers and lived as poor refugees selling stuff on street corners and constantly in fear of deportation (and always on the move because the family could not afford regular apartments). Even Giannis himself only got Greek nationality and a Greek passport barely a few weeks to the NBA draft to enable him travel to the US for the draft. Up until then, he was not considered a Greek national and his family was subject to deportation at any point. I am not sure that his father ever received a Greek passport but was nonetheless able to join Giannis in the US under a US visa for persons deemed necessary for the support of a US legal resident - until he sadly died of a heart attack in his 50s.

PS: Btw, his father played football in Nigeria, and his mother was a Nigerian Olympian. Giannis’ great footwork came from years of playing football as a kid with his family (same as Akeem Olajuwon’s great footwork), and he only reluctantly took up basketball in his late teens (he has played for less than 10 years) when his older brother started playing and quit playing football with Giannis despite Giannis’ entreaties.

Thanks for the correction. I will add that Greece immigration system is a bit different. Automatic citizenship by birth is only given to children whose parents are also citizens. Everyone else have to spend several years in school and I believe after 18th birthday they might grant them citizenship.
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Boxer007(m): 12:35pm On Mar 15
PrecisionFx:


So u mean ur mum, sisters n that ur lovely favourite saint are useless gold diggers grin


My family is different sir. However, nigerian women are gold digger and thief. This is why gay men are happy. They don't have to deal with them. Preach
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by senatepresido: 1:01pm On Mar 15
PrecisionFx:


You are right.

But English teams will still beat Barcelona anyday.

well, let's see how man u take on barca
it has happened already
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by PrecisionFx(m): 2:08pm On Mar 15
senatepresido:


well, let's see how man u take on barca
it has happened already

Ok sire
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by PrecisionFx(m): 2:09pm On Mar 15
Boxer007:



My family is different sir. However, nigerian women are gold digger and thief. This is why gay men are happy. They don't have to deal with them. Preach

Ur mum n sisters are obviously cheap money begging sluts n diamond diggers... grin
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Boxer007(m): 2:43pm On Mar 15
PrecisionFx:


Ur mum n sisters are obviously cheap money begging sluts n diamond diggers... grin


Who cares. Anyways bro I need a big favour for a friend birthday. Could u please suk his dik while he taking a $hit? You will definitely enjoy it. Can we link up and discuss sir?
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Organs(m): 4:19pm On Mar 15
Boxer007:



Brother. U ain't a real man until u suk dik. And if u not man enough to suk dik sir then I suggest u go to gym. All your mates are sukin dik and u there nagging like females. This is sad


Bros, i live in the USA, i go to gym, people respect each others privacy. Your dick should be held and played with by a female. Another person with a dick should not go near yours. Bros its not rocket science, look at the animal world as well. Learn from it. If you sincerely have tendencies to liking your fellow men, i'll say, firstly, understand and realize that is wrong, then try to look for help, like seeing a psychologist, staying away from other gays, spending more time with your girlfriend,wife etc and most importantly, sincerely pray to God for help. The mistake you will do is that you accept it and say its who you are and embrace it. Trust me, you will always and forever regret it. Also, its never too late. You can turn around today for a better you. Dont think about you alone, think about your parents, bros, sis, etc, also be a role model worthy of emulation, like Obama, Mandela and not an unknown dead gay guy that died of HIV
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by PrecisionFx(m): 4:42pm On Mar 15
Boxer007:



Who cares. Anyways bro I need a big favour for a friend birthday. Could u please suk his dik while he taking a $hit? You will definitely enjoy it. Can we link up and discuss sir?

Yes we can link up if u are in 042.
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by PrecisionFx(m): 4:44pm On Mar 15
Organs:



Bros, i live in the USA, i go to gym, people respect each others privacy. Your dick should be held and played with by a female. Another person with a dick should not go near yours. Bros its not rocket science, look at the animal world as well. Learn from it. If you sincerely have tendencies to liking your fellow men, i'll say, firstly, understand and realize that is wrong, then try to look for help, like seeing a psychologist, staying away from other gays, spending more time with your girlfriend,wife etc and most importantly, sincerely pray to God for help. The mistake you will do is that you accept it and say its who you are and embrace it. Trust me, you will always and forever regret it. Also, its never too late. You can turn around today for a better you. Dont think about you alone, think about your parents, bros, sis, etc, also be a role model worthy of emulation, like Obama, Mandela and not an unknown dead gay guy that died of HIV


Homosexualism is also found in animals.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Boxer007(m): 4:50pm On Mar 15
Organs:



Bros, i live in the USA, i go to gym, people respect each others privacy. Your dick should be held and played with by a female. Another person with a dick should not go near yours. Bros its not rocket science, look at the animal world as well. Learn from it. If you sincerely have tendencies to liking your fellow men, i'll say, firstly, understand and realize that is wrong, then try to look for help, like seeing a psychologist, staying away from other gays, spending more time with your girlfriend,wife etc and most importantly, sincerely pray to God for help. The mistake you will do is that you accept it and say its who you are and embrace it. Trust me, you will always and forever regret it. Also, its never too late. You can turn around today for a better you. Dont think about you alone, think about your parents, bros, sis, etc, also be a role model worthy of emulation, like Obama, Mandela and not an unknown dead gay guy that died of HIV


Bro did you die from aid? Are u ok sir?

Di
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by 9jaRealist: 6:10am On Mar 16
somehow:
His brother playing at Panathinaikos bear same surname with him.

Well i understand your other points. too bad he can't play for us. he's very good, watch him alot at Bucks. He's their leader there!

Of course, all of the brothers born in Greece (including Thanasis) now have Greek passports written in Greek letters...

However, the surname of his eldest brother born in Nigeria (Peter) is spelt “Adetokunbo” (same as the parents, who do/did NOT have Greek citizenships and thus have NO Greek passports). Nonetheless, however spelt, the surname remains the same - because it is a Yoruba name!

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