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Giannis Antetokounmpo Believes His Younger Brother Alex Can Surpass Him


To say that anyone can be better than the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is quite a leap, simply because we haven't ever seen anyone like him.

But for his younger brother Alex, Giannis says that there is potential to be surpassed by the time he enters the NBA.

With the Bucks having signed his other brother Thanasis to a contract, all eyes have shifted towards Alex, as Bleacher Report released their profile on the 17-year-old basketball phenom.

Giannis was more than willing to hype up his basketball bro...

“I definitely think Alex can be better than me,” Antetokounmpo said. “He stays motivated. He wants this. That’s what makes him special. He’s not satisfied.”

The Greek Freak was this season's NBA MVP after averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game as he lead the Bucks to the best record in the NBA. That's quite a level to reach for anyone and although Alex is loaded with potential, he isn't worried about catching up to big brother.

“My end goal is not to be better than Giannis,” Alex said. “My end goal is to be the best version of my own self. I just happen to think that the best version of my own self could possibly surpass what my brother’s doing right now, which — I don’t even think that’s the best version of him.”

All eyes will be on Alex this year, as he takes the next step of his basketball career.