Giannis Antetokounmpo Won’t play for Greece at FIBA Basketball World Cup

Giannis Antetokounmpo Won’t play for Greece at FIBA Basketball World Cup: Giannis Antetokounmpo will not participate in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. As it has been speculated for several weeks already. Giannis is another great NBA player following in the footsteps of Nikola Jokic with Serbia. And he stated that he will not be participating in the most awaited international competition of the year.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Won't play for Greece at FIBA Basketball World Cup

The Greek Freak finished his six games with the national team at EuroBasket 2022. This ended with a total of 29.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.7 assists. Head coach Dimitris Itoudis was in charge of the team during those games. He had a significant amount of growth between the two International tournaments he participated in, as seen by the fact that his most recent World Cup performance had him averaging 14.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. Transfer News: Everton sign Youssef Chermiti in £15m deal

The superstar player for the Milwaukee Bucks, who finished the 2022–2023 NBA season with 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists, has endured multiple knee injuries since EuroBasket and has still not fully healed from an arthroscopy that he underwent on July 5. In Group C of the tournament in Manila, Greece will be without him and unable to compete against New Zealand, Jordan, or the United States of America.

He said the following words via an official statement on Twitter.

“Everyone knows my passion and love for my National Team has and never will change. Since the conclusion of my NBA season, I have been pushing my body to the limits to be the player I need to be to help our team achieve the goals we set. But after months of work and multiple meetings with medical staff it is clear that I am not ready to compete in the level that I need to be to participate in the World Cup”

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“This was not a choice but my only option in ensuring I get back to the level of basketball I have worked so hard to achieve so far in my career. I am extremely disappointed in this outcome but this was a decision made with the medical staff. I’m going to continue to push myself to be ready for the next time my name is called. My personal, and our ultimate team goal is to qualify for the 2024 Olympics games and it will be an honor to represent my National Team next year”

Giannis Antetokounmpo Won’t play for Greece at FIBA Basketball World Cup

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