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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Ewedegubbler: 11:34am On Sep 14
Seems like every international achievements by Nigerians must have YORUBA/IGBO Names written all over it
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by maiquel: 11:34am On Sep 14
I just wanted to know why Adetokumbo changed to sth that sounded like the botanical name of a plant, having seen why, the rest of the essay is......... lipsrsealed
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by dairykidd(m): 11:36am On Sep 14
Nice one.. abeg who know any free bball court when i fit use for now from Lekki - sangotedo axis should mention me I'm tired of 12k per month right now
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by RealEzee(m): 11:38am On Sep 14
RTSC:
I dont respect a man that changed his surname just to sound greek.

You can still represent greece while bearing adetokunbo.
he didn't change his surname to gain any acceptance bud, twas a mistake done on his passport, guess you don't follow basketball tho
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by saajus: 11:38am On Sep 14
I like him, but his game is not complete yet. He needs to improve his shooting (mid-range, long-range, close range) and also add some post moves to his skills. Then, he will be difficult to predict and become unstoppable. If he's not improving those, then he needs to change his team to win the Championship, and he should move to a team with great shooters.
If Giannis wants to be a one-club man in his career, I wish Hakeem Olajuwon could use Naija connections to mentor him right now. He faced similar Giannis' frustration of "almost there" in his career before he broke the jinx in 94.
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by saajus: 11:46am On Sep 14
Greek phonetics. Because they don't have characters for "d" and "b" sounds; they use "nt" and "mp" instead.
maiquel:
I just wanted to know why Adetokumbo changed to sth that sounded like the botanical name of a plant, having seen why, the rest of the essay is......... lipsrsealed

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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by saajus: 11:49am On Sep 14
If any computer operator at the immigration office makes such a very obvious mistake, he needs to be sacked immediately. I don't think it was a mistake. It's a Greek phonetics. They don't have characters for "d" and "b" sounds; they use "nt" and "mp" instead. Remember, he's already representing Greece before he gets Citizenship, so they need to make the name easy to read for their citizens than Nigerians who chased them away,

RealEzee:
he didn't change his surname to gain any acceptance bud, twas a mistake done on his passport, guess you don't follow basketball tho
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Memberclub(m): 12:13pm On Sep 14
RTSC:
I dont respect a man that changed his surname just to sound greek.

You can still represent greece while bearing adetokunbo.
Once you are a citizen your name will be translated in greek
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Slimtuns(m): 12:17pm On Sep 14
wow that was lengthy and interesting. Basketball is a game I enjoy more than I enjoy football. I wish I had been exposed to it since childhood, still yet to start practicing it tho but I hope to when school resumes.. I wish our government can invest into this sport like they do to soccer and not bringing only foreigners into the national team. There are a lot of potentials in Nigeria but how are they gonna shine into limelight if sports lovers won't invest in this sport by bringing in experienced coaches to train them and set up good clubs as well. At least one of my kids must be a basketballer, either boy or girl (InshaAllah)

Rest on, Micheal Ojo

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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by saajus: 12:20pm On Sep 14
That will be the last team on his mind. Do you that he and Harden don't get along? Both of them threw a few word jabs at each other earlier this year during the all-star weekend period. Their beefing has been on for almost two years.
His fastest route to Championship is Golden State Warrior. Miami Heat will be perfect for him too, but he might be ashamed to join a team that disgraced him. He just needs to be surrounded by good shooters. It will take three players to stop him, which gives open space for good shooters to make perfect shot. Imagine what the splash brothers can do with him.

SeanBeezy:
Giannis should come to Houston Rockets. We need him!

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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by GEEBITE: 12:23pm On Sep 14
It wasn't a mistake.It is the Greek way of writing it to match the pronunciation.This is to make him officially Greek. T
Johnholmes:

It was a mistake that was made in his passport ....guy u no fit read ni??
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by youngestgrad(m): 12:33pm On Sep 14
GIANNIS D POWER DUNKER, His brothers are also good basketballers, I pity d modafocka wey go insult their Mama with all this tall strong boys wey she get.
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by RealEzee(m): 12:48pm On Sep 14
saajus:
If any computer operator at the immigration office makes such a very obvious mistake, he needs to be sacked immediately. I don't think it was a mistake. It's a Greek phonetics. They don't have characters for "d" and "b" sounds; they use "nt" and "mp" instead. Remember, he's already representing Greece before he gets Citizenship, so they need to make the name easy to read for their citizens than Nigerians who chased them away,

now you're reading another meaning to it, neither was it said Nigerians chased them away bud,he didn't receive Greek citizenship till later around 18 or there about, and it was not coincidence that it was when he had peaked this happened, won't say the same if he wasn't some sort treasure to be coveted, for the Greek phonetics u pointed out I understand.
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by molbic(m): 12:53pm On Sep 14
SeanBeezy:
Giannis should come to Houston Rockets. We need him!
WE WHO BE WE DON'T ANGRY ME

Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Acehart: 12:56pm On Sep 14
SeanBeezy:
Giannis should come to Houston Rockets. We need him!

Nah. He’d be better at the Clippers.
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Acehart: 12:59pm On Sep 14
saajus:
That will be the last team on his mind. Do you that he and Harden don't get along? Both of them threw a few word jabs at each other earlier this year during the all-star weekend period. Their beefing has been on for almost two years.
His fastest route to Championship is Golden State Warrior. Miami Heat will be perfect for him too, but he might be ashamed to join a team that disgraced him. He just needs to be surrounded by good shooters. It will take three players to stop him, which gives open space for good shooters to make perfect shot. Imagine what the splash brothers can do with him.


Yes, the most probable destination is Golden State; but you wouldn’t want him to suffer the emotional blackmail KD suffered. If it is possible to join the Clippers, it would be a wonderful move.
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Acehart: 1:06pm On Sep 14
dairykidd:
Nice one.. abeg who know any free bball court when i fit use for now from Lekki - sangotedo axis should mention me I'm tired of 12k per month right now

VGC

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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Obamaofusa: 1:06pm On Sep 14
Acehart:


His mother is Igbo. Would she cook Amala and Ewedu for her children? Try read before you show market people how you be.

True and their father is Yoruba,Mr Adetokunbo and he died in 2017,just 3 years ago.They would have eaten more amala and ewedu than akpu and oha,don't you think so? grin

Besides,amala and ewedu had built a lot of wiorld champions. grin

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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by dairykidd(m): 1:12pm On Sep 14
Acehart:


VGC
Pls Where exactly in vgc because i don see one guy dey carry ball pass as i dey come from office one day but i need to know the exact place there so i fit go check am out later.. thanks bro
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Acehart: 1:13pm On Sep 14
Obamaofusa:


True and their father is Yoruba,Mr Adetokunbo and he died in 2017,just 3 years ago.They would have eaten more amala and ewedu than akpu and oha,don't you think so? grin

Besides,amala and ewedu had built a lot of wiorld champions. grin

The mocker seemed to be an Igbo guy. It was to expose his wickedness and bigotry.

Giannis family were an average one; Nigerian food is expensive abroad and I don’t think they would have used their lean resources on ‘expensive’ food. Besides, not too many Nigerians live in Greece; this makes selling Nigerian food unprofitable. They may have eaten Nigerian food but it would be something they would have done once in a blue moon.

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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Acehart: 1:14pm On Sep 14
dairykidd:

Pls Where exactly in vgc because i don see one guy dey carry ball pass as i dey come from office one day but i need to know the exact place there so i fit go check am out later.. thanks bro

Inside VGC. You would need to know someone in there before they let you in. The same thing goes for cooperative villa at Badore.
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by dairykidd(m): 1:21pm On Sep 14
Acehart:


Inside VGC. You would need to know someone in there before they let you in. The same thing goes for cooperative villa at Badore.
Okay thanks for the info.. i go try check them out. Appreciate bruv
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Obamaofusa: 1:25pm On Sep 14
Acehart:


The mocker seemed to be an Igbo guy. It was to expose his wickedness and bigotry.

Giannis family were an average one; Nigerian food is expensive abroad and I don’t think they would have used their lean resources on ‘expensive’ food. Besides, not too many Nigerians live in Greece; this makes selling Nigerian food unprofitable. They may have eaten Nigerian food but it would be something they would have done once in a blue moon.

True..
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Obamaofusa: 1:31pm On Sep 14
Ewedegubbler:
Seems like every international achievements by Nigerians must have YORUBA/IGBO Names written all over it

Shut up.
Ewedugobbler? grin
You were not given the chance to shout your Igbo amaka but you still reared your head with this gibberish.
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by MosheDayan: 1:49pm On Sep 14
TheChameleon:


He's a Greek national with Yoruba origins. What's your point?

And who said God hasn't remembered me ?

After all, i don't sell vulture meat tongue

you are indeed a blessed man for this comment. don't eat Vulture meat. grin
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by DexterousOne(m): 1:54pm On Sep 14
kayjay69:
From what I gather, the story goes it was a mistake made on the part of the Greek authorities when he was issued a passport.

He did not change his name to gain acceptance in the country he emigrated to.

Even if he deliberately change his name

So what?

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Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by OlawaleBammie(m): 2:24pm On Sep 14
vickydevoka:
Yoruba go give u intelligence Igbo go give I beauty or handsomeness. De guy complete

Hmm, u re right seriously.

Yorubas are intelligent and we know the Igbos to b always beautiful..
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by Maisss(m): 2:32pm On Sep 14
RTSC:
I dont respect a man that changed his surname just to sound greek.

You can still represent greece while bearing adetokunbo.

he didn't change his surname, the people at the immigration office misspelt His name and he just took it like that and he doesn't even give a shit about Nigeria, he's repping Greece all day everyday
Re: The Story Of Giannis Adetokunbo By Deji Yesufu by saajus: 2:40pm On Sep 14
I am not reading anything to it. Most times, it is the economy conditions that chase our people away. Who caused that? Nigerians (Politicians). I would have specified Politicians but they are not the problems we have. If we have a good economy here, his parents might have stayed to try.
RealEzee:
now you're reading another meaning to it, neither was it said Nigerians chased them away bud,he didn't receive Greek citizenship till later around 18 or there about, and it was not coincidence that it was when he had peaked this happened, won't say the same if he wasn't some sort treasure to be coveted, for the Greek phonetics u pointed out I understand.

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