Bucks star Giannis Antetokoumpo's father dies from heart attack

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Bucks star Giannis Antetokoumpo's father dies from heart attack

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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father, Charles, dies from heart attack


Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is incredibly close to his family. They grew up very poor in Athens and relied on each other — at points Giannis used to have to work selling trinkets during the day to feed the family at night — which is part of why the family was so tight. They remain close, and Giannis — who is very proud he can provide for them — has brought his entire family over from Greece to Milwaukee.

Which is why this news is especially sad: Charles Antetokounmpo, Giannis’ father, passed away Friday from a heart attack at age 54.

“The Bucks family is heartbroken about the sudden death of Giannis’ father, Charles,” the Bucks said in a statement. “The entire organization, his teammates and coaches are here to support Giannis and his family during this incredibly difficult time. Charles was a big part of the Bucks and will be terribly missed by us all. On behalf of ownership, we express our utmost condolences and offer our prayers to Giannis and his family.”

Charles leaves behind his wife, Veronica, and five children, including former Knick Thanasis (who was playing in the Greek league but is flying to the United States for the funeral, which will be in Milwaukee.)

Our thoughts go out to the entire Antetokounmpo family.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject:

54 is so young.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject:

Praying for his family! That sucks
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject:

Oh wow. Sad and unfortunate. Condolences to his family...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject:

That is hard on a kid.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject:

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scores career-high 44, dedicates game to father


MILWAUKEE (AP) — After scoring a career-high 44 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo wrote a note on the game ball.

“This is for daddy. We got a win tonight,” the 22-year-old Milwaukee Bucks player said, remembering his father, Charles, who died last month at age 54.

Antetokounmpo scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a dunk that put Milwaukee ahead 111-110 with 11 seconds to go.

After a timeout, Damian Lillard found Jusuf Nurkic running open down the lane, but Antetokounmpo blocked his shot at the basket, sending the 7-foot center crashing to the floor.

Antetokounmpo, starting his fifth NBA season, made 17 of 23 shots with eight rebounds and four assists as Milwaukee kept pace with a Portland team that had dominated its first two opponents. The Bucks star is averaging 38.3 points through three games, up from 22.9 last year, 16.9 in 2015-16 and 12.7 in 2014-15.

“Seventy-nine more. This is just the beginning,” he said, thinking about how many regular-season games remain.

After Nurkic was rejected at the basket, Khris Middleton was fouled and made both free throws.

“They committed two guys to Dame, so somebody was going to be open,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said, referring to Lillard. “Turned out to be Nurk but they made a really good defensive play.”

Lillard scored 26 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter. CJ McCollum also scored 26, and Nurkic had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Tony Snell scored 17 points and Middleton added 16 for Milwaukee.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject:

RIP to his pops too young to be taken away.

Best player in the League. Guy is ridiculous Kobes challenge for him to b MVP looks like he took it to heart.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject:

this is tragic. God bless.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject:

My dad went same way, same age...RIP
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