2022 has already seen some enticing sports drama hitting screens, a recent example being Hustle starring Adam Sandler.
While the two central characters in it were fictional, the same cannot be said for Rise.
Directed by Akin Omotoso, the biographical film hit Disney+ as the Original Movie on Friday, June 24, 2022 and is based on the true story of three Nigerian-Greek brothers – Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo – who move to the United States and seek fame gain and recognition in the NBA.
Ever since watching the film on the streaming service, fans who aren’t exactly basketball-familiar have been excited to do a little research on the Antetokounmpo Brothers…
Discovered the Antetokounmpo brothers of Rise
First up, we have Giannis Antetokounmpo (played in the Uche Agada and McColm Cephas Jr film) who plays for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
Widely dubbed a “Greek freak” by sports fans, he started playing basketball at a young age. insider He reportedly entered the 2013 NBA draft and was selected by the Bucks.
Since then, he has broken records, becoming the first NBA player to complete a regular season in the top 20 in each of the five stats of total points, assists, rebounds, blocks, and steals. SB nation reports.
In all, he’s landed six All-Star selections and prides himself on being one of the most notable and accomplished players in all of the sport.
The success of Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo
Thanasis (played by Ral Agada and Chinua Baraka Payne) delves into the accomplishments of the other Antetokounmpo brothers and is the eldest of the brothers.
Sporting News He reportedly played for Filathlitikos youth teams in 2008 and was promoted to the senior team. However, unlike Giannis, he withdrew from the 2013 NBA draft on deadline day. Despite this, he supported his brother on his glory day. One of many.
Thanasis played one season with the Delaware 76ers of the NBA G-League and was selected for the 2014 NBA Draft, earning him a spot with the famed New York Knicks.
He returned to Europe when he was not renewed with the Knicks but was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2019. The brothers won a championship side-by-side in 2021.
Kostas Antetokounmpo (played by Jaden Osimuwa and Aaron Kingsley Adetola) is the youngest of the three and came from a similar youth basketball background to his siblings.
However, when Giannis was recruited by the Bucks, Kostas was playing high school ball in the United States basketball fandom notes that he quickly built a reputation as an incredibly talented player and helped schools win big. He played at the University of Dayton, Florida before aiming for bigger things after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA draft.
He then moved to the Dallas Mavericks and shuttled back and forth between the NBA and G-League.
While his brothers made a splash at the Bucks, Kostas helped the Los Angeles Lakers win the 2021 title. However, he currently plays for ASVEL Basket in the French league.
Who is Alex Antetokounmpo?
Alex (played by Elijah Shomanke and Jahleel Kamara) is the fourth and youngest of the Antetokounmpo brothers and is also highly regarded in the field of basketball.
He played professionally in Europe before moving to the NBA draft in 2021. Unfortunately, he wasn’t drafted but struck a deal with Raptors 905, a Toronto Raptors G-League affiliate, Sporting News reported.
Rise is now streaming exclusively on Disney+
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