Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP honor wasn’t the only thing he was celebrating after what was truly a remarkable season for the Greek Freak and Super Eagles fans can be excited about this news – really.
The Milwaukee Bucks star was voted teh 2019 NBA season’s stand out performer sweeping the field that also had James Harden and Paul George.
Giannis pulled a total of 941 points; 165 more than second placed Harden, but his speech afterwards and pictures circulated on social media of him in a Super Eagles jersey were the high points since the 48 hours after the award.
Dripping tears eulogizing his late Nigerian father, acknowledging the Franchise and teammates.
His siblings and his Mother “My Hero, who always saw the future for us”.
12 hours later, the Greek Freak was in rocking the now very famous Nigeria national team home kit.
From gaining fame during the 2018 FIFA World Cup to stretching the popularity to the AFCON 2019, this special kit design has just scored a major one and the Eagles an MVP fan.
It’s only natural for Giannis now, because he has always identified with his Nigerian roots – Father being Yoruba and Mum Igbo albeit born in Athens.
With Nigeria seeking a fourth AFCON title and the force of the entire nation behind them, throwing the support of the 2019 NBA MVP into that mix isn’t bad at all.