‘”Greek Freak” coming to Manila

June 21, 2023 Robert Andaya 377 views

TWO-TIME NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is coming.

Antetokounmpo, known in the NBA and the world as the “Greek Freak,” will play for Greece in the 2023 FIBA World Cup scheduled Aug. 25- Sept. 10 in Manila.

The 6-foot-9 power-forward, who took MVP honors for two consecutive years in 2019 and 2020, is expected to power world No. 8 Greece against the United States, New Zealand and Jordan in Group C of the preliminaries.

Greece and the United States are scheduled to face each other on Aug. 28 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City

Greece and Antetokounmpo, who will probably be joined by his brothers Thanasis and Kostas, debut in the group phase against No. 33 Jordan on Aug. 26 and wrap up the first round against No. 26 New Zealand on Aug. 30.

If it moves up, Greece faces even bigger challenges

Up next in the second round will be the top two teams from Group D made up of No. 8. Lithuania, No. 18 Montenegro, No. 31 Mexico and No. 55 Egypt.

Filipino fans will be able to witness Antetokounmpo in action live for as low as P999 for a day pass, covering two exciting, world-class basketball games.

Day passes and other ticket packages are already on sale at https:// philippines- cup. basketball/.

Fans of Antetokounmpo and Greece can avail of the Follow My Team Pass which allows pass holders to watch five games that their preferred team will play in the group phase.

The two remaining dates of play will be decided depending on their position after the first round of the group phase.