Giannis Antetokounmpo Joins Protesters Demanding Justice and Change

Giannis and his brothers march for justice in Milwaukee, credit: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The NBA’s most valuable player Giannis Antetokounmpo with some of his Milwaukee Bucks teammates and his family joined a protest rally in Milwaukee demanding justice in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing.

Antetokounmpo was joined by his brother Thanasis, his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger, and their young son, Liam, and Bucks teammates Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, and Brook Lopez.

The group donned identical T-shirts with the slogan “I can’t breathe” printed on the front. The players wore masks and gloves due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Greek player and his brother gave bottles of water and snacks to protesters. Giannis also addressed the crowd of protesters to much applause:

“We want change, we want justice, and that’s why we’re out here,” Antetokounmpo said. “That’s what we’re going to do today. That’s why I’m going to march with you.

“I want my kid to grow up here in Milwaukee, and not to be scared to walk in the streets. I don’t want my kid to have hate in his heart.

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