Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo talks family’s Nigerian origins

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo talks about his family’s roots in their native Nigeria with The Undefeated.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo recounts his family’s Nigerian roots, we look at the troubling trends that led to the Bucks compiling back-to-back losses for the first time this season, and much more.

Hoping to make a trek to Nigeria either this coming summer or the next, Antetokounmpo’s parents moved from Lagos well before the international superstar was born in December of 1994. But that didn’t deter Antetokounmpo from taking a keen interest in his family’s Nigerian heritage while growing up in Greece.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories.

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‘The Greek Freak’ wants to go back to his Nigerian roots (read here): Marc Spears of The Undefeated talked with Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who spoke about wanting to retrace his roots and travel to Nigeria where both of his parents were born and initially raised their family before going to Greece.

Losses to the Jazz and the Suns show the Bucks are susceptible to a letdown. That’s all that was, right? (read here): The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez looked at the two-game lapse the Bucks suffered to close out their recent five-game road trip, and any concerns that threaded through their first pair of back-to-back losses this season.

Bucks win the summer in the winter with Eric Bledsoe‘s $70 million contract extension (read here): Tom Ziller over at SB Nation broke down why the Eric Bledsoe’s contract extension was a big win for the Bucks ahead of a summer full of free agency questions regarding many of their top players.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.