The NBA Makes Its Africa Debut

The NBA Makes Its Africa Debut

A closer look at the players representing Africa at the NBA’s first ever game on the continent.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Nigeria)

What he lacks in strength, he makes up for with his extraordinarily long limbs. He can go the length of the floor in just two to three dribbles, which is remarkable to witness and difficult to guard. Aminu and Antetokounmpo running the fast break together is going to be exciting.

Best Play #1: With his height and wingspan, he actually looks like a windmill when he does a windmill dunk.

Best Play #2: Two dribble lay-up

HT: 6'11"

WT: 217 lbs.

DOB: 12-6-94, Athens, Greece.

Background: Nigerian parents.

Position: Small Forward

Drafted: Milwaukee Bucks, 2013 (15th overall pick)

Current Team: Milwaukee Bucks

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