Nigerian forward – Asisat Oshoala has expressed her delight for ‘Greek God’- Giannis Antetokounmpo having led Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title since 1971.
Giannis produced an MVP performance in the final, scoring 50 points as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in game six to win the series 4-2.
Oshoala took to her social media page after the final to celebrate Giannis who has a Nigerian root with the caption: ‘Told y’all it’s d naija season.”
“Told y’all it’s d naija season 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬……congrats @Giannis_An34 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆💍💍💍💍💍💍💍 @NBA,” she wrote via her Twitter handle.
The journey to the top has not been all rosary Giannis whose family were denied Greek citizenship for over 18 years, but that did not stop him from dreaming nonetheless.
At 26yrs, Giannis Antetokounmpo is now an NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, A Two-time regular-season MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and five-time All-Star.
Although he represents Greece, Giannis is proud of his Nigerian heritage, and he hopes his success can inspire many from the continent.
“I hope I give people around the world, from Africa, from Europe, give them hope that it can be done. It can be done.
“I represent both my counties Nigeria & Greece,” Giannis said at the post-match press conference.
“A lot of kids from there. Not just from Nigeria, from the whole Africa, from the whole Europe, I know I’m a role model this should make every kid believe in their dreams,” he added.
By Godfred Kwasi Yeboah