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Giannis Antetokounmpo Nickname

I suggest that, instead of looking up the spelling everytime we want to make a comment about Giannis Antetokounmpo, we, henceforth, refer to Giannis Antetokounmpo as GiAnt, or the Greek Giant


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"The Somewhat Big

"The Somewhat Big Aristotle"

Cause he's from, you know...

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it's pronounced Yionn-ess.

it's pronounced Yionn-ess.

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Correct phonetic

Correct phonetic pronunciation for native English speakers in USA is Yawnnis Ahdaytowkunbo.

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EB is right

I have the same name as him, and EB is right. Actually the correct way to write the same is Yiannis not Giannis. By the way the English translation of the name is John

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EB is right

I have the same name as him, and EB is right. Actually the correct way to write the same is Yiannis not Giannis. By the way the English translation of the name is John

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The Greek Nigerian

The Greek Nigerian

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Nicknames

Haha I just came up with a few without even reading your idea and I also thought of "The Greek Giant."
Or how about "Ante Ups."

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kobyz wtf man, not cool

kobyz wtf man, not cool

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sorry, thought that how it go

sorry, thought that how it go in the hood.

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He's from frickin' Europe.

He's from frickin' Europe. Of all the players in this draft of African descent, why would you choose...?

Wow...just wow...

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Isn't his real nickname "The

Isn't his real nickname "The Greek Freak" ?

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Yes.

Yes.

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did i just get negged for

did i just get negged for pointing out that the correct pronounciation is yiannis, and not jionis? It's a greek name, with greek pronounciation. Ask Giannis.

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AND it was completely

AND it was completely unnecessary and irrelevant to what we were talking about

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@ProudGrandpa

Yeah, because pronunciation of a NAME correlates in no way whatsoever to a topic pertaining to coining a nickNAME...

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How many Greek Gods are

How many Greek Gods are there? One of them has to rhyme with Antetokounmpo.

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Here ya go

Phanes- The god of procreation in the Orphic tradition.

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Isn't kobyz from Israel or

Isn't kobyz from Israel or something? Lol

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How about just "Gee" for now.

How about just "Gee" for now. His name is a nightmare and this is simple.

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I bet 'Kobyz' is

I bet 'Kobyz' is a....

v-i-r-g-i-n

And please spare the your mama, sister or any other female relative comeback you were thinking of. You're an attention whore on a NBA draft forum full of a bunch of dudes... That's your life.

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In response to ProudGrandpa's "He from frickin Europe.." reply

As if it's in some way more logical to call a person of African descent whose not from Europe that word...

You sir are irrelevant. It's a shame your "GrandKids" can't be be proud of you! OOps, I just had an accident all over your pride...

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you misunderstand

No, I'm saying to kobyz that if he's gonna call a black man an "N-I-G-G-E-R" because he's "from the hood", why would he call the one black guy in this draft who is from Greece (clearly NOT the hood) that word? Of all the black guys in this draft? I'm saying that his ignorant statement didn't even make sense.

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cause they were asking for

cause they were asking for him a short, catchy nickname.

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Ok dude, it just sounded a

Ok dude, it just sounded a bit sketchy at first but I get where you're coming from. Hopefully you can see both sides of the coin and understand how it could be taken that way. My mistake. Topics of racial bias like the case with most strike a nerve with me, so I apologize for my offensive remarks.

Note to Kobyz: You see how me and ProudGrandpa are talking? This is how real Men converse with one another. Too bad you know nothing about that...

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They need something so all

They need something so all the announcers can stop calling him "the greek kid"

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Are you &$#%#&@! serious?!

Are you &$#%#&@! serious?! &$#%#&@!, Kobe, you're such an improved poster, I don't even know how to process this &$#%#&@! ( you're comment was utter &$#%#&@!!)

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I like the Greek Freak

I like the Greek Freak

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"Nigerian small forward" its

"Nigerian small forward"

its a favorite of European ballers

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Adetokunbo in Yoruba South

Adetokunbo in Yoruba South West Nigeria means royalty born overseas, so maybe something with King, Prince or royalty might be nice..

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greek freak will do. lets

greek freak will do. lets move on

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