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Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks he’d have double the All-Star votes, if you could just spell his name

Fri Jan 06 11:03:26 EST 2017 | Sports Illustrated
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently behind only LeBron James in All-Star voting among Eastern frontcourt players, but if you ask Giannis he might be doing even better with a better last name. Antetokounmpo had 500,663 votes from fans as of Jan. 5, when the NBA released its first returns, behind James’s 595,288. He thinks he might have double the votes, though, if fans could just spell his name. • Peak Greek: The Rise Of Giannis Antetokounmpo Does he have a point?..


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Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently behind only LeBron James in All-Star voting among Eastern frontcourt players, but if you ask Giannis he might be doi..
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The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo has a last name that's tough to say and spell, and he knows it. When reporters asked him if he's impressed with how many fans are actually spelling..
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