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Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks he'd be an All-Star lock with a different last name

Fri Jan 06 16:01:43 EST 2017 | Sporting News
January 6, 2017 7:27pm EST January 6, 2017 7:27pm EST Basketball, NBA, News, Milwaukee Bucks, English, Giannis Antetokounmpo Imagine if Antetokounmpo had a last name that was easier to spell, like James, Thomas, Love or Butler. Using the hashtag #GreekFreak and #NBAVOTE doesn't count as an All-Star vote for Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the Bucks forward is still racking up plenty of votes.  In fact, the 22-year-old star is trailing only LeBron James in All-Star voting among Eastern ..


Giannis Antetokounmpo’s popularity is finally catching up to his clout in Wisconsin and Greece. “The Greek Freak” is one of the top vote-getters in the NBA’s All-Star fan vote, and..
The NBA has released the early returns from the 2017 NBA All-Star voting and the results are surprising to say the least. Kevin Durant and LeBron James are the two leading vote get..
January 6, 2017 7:27pm EST January 6, 2017 7:27pm EST Basketball, NBA, News, Milwaukee Bucks, English, Giannis Antetokounmpo Imagine if Antetokounmpo had a last name that was easie..
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Although there is still time before All-Star voting ends, as it currently sits Giannis Antetokounmpo is second among Eastern Conference forwards to only LeBron James. All of Milwau..
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The NBA unveiled the first round of fan voting for the 2017 All-Star Game on Thursday, and there are certainly some peculiar results to be found on the ballot. Now, keep in mind th..
I’ve both written and read fairly extensively about Giannis Antetokounmpo over the last year or so, and I still have to slow my roll when typing his last name. Extrapolate the..
Around this time last year, then Dallas Mavericks center Zaza Pachulia came a little more than 14,000 votes shy of starting the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. Now with the Golden State Wa..
As Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s profile continues to rise, we look at the highlights from a recent Sports Illustrated feature that will see the Milwaukee Bucks young star grace the..
The NBA released the first round of fan voting results for the 2017 All-Star Game, and the names at the very top of the list—Cleveland’s LeBron James in the East and Golden State’s..
Jason Kidd is coaching the Bucks, but before that he had an incredible NBA career as a player. One that apparently Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't know about. Via Sports Ill..
Good morning. It’s Friday. Let’s basketball. But Zaza won’t actually be an All-Star. The league revealed on Thursday how the media and player vote will be added to the fan vote for..
 Joel Embiid ranks fourth among Eastern Conference front-court players in the first returns of the NBA All-Star Game fans voting. The 76ers rookie center received 221,984 vote..
Jason Kidd has not been a world-changer as an NBA head coach so far, but he did take the Milwaukee Bucks to the playoffs in the 2014-15 season, and they are currently in sixth plac..
This story appears in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. To subscribe, click here. On the worst nights, when the fadeaways are short and the pocket passes are late, Gian..
If you decide to watch your favorite team in enemy territory, it helps to have an insurance policy. During the third quarter of Monday night's matchup between the Thunder and Bucks..
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..
Giannis Antetokounmpo already ranks second among Eastern frontcourt players with over 500,000 All-Star votes, but the Bucks small forward believes that number could be even higher ..
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To many, Jason Kidd is known as one of the best point guards to ever play in the NBA.  To Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was just his coach.  That was until the first night ..
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In the league's daily "Last Two Minute Report" -- its public review of officiating in the final two minutes of every NBA game -- the league says that Antetokoumpo committed a turno..
Things are looking way up for one Golden State Warriors frontcourt man, and it's not who you might think. In fact, he's chalking it up to voter hacking. Zaza Pachulia, the 14-year ..
Antetokounmpo is leading the Bucks in most statistical categories, with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. He's also played every game this season and leads the team a..
The NBA All-Star fan vote has its detractors. There have been many previous examples of deserving players missing out on a place in the showpiece event, and the importance of these..
Kawhi Leonard (2) drives into ZaZa Pachulia (27) in the first half as the Golden State Warriors played the San Antonio Spurs in their season opener at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Cali..