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How to pronounce Antetokounmpo? Not like this NBA announcer


Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has one of the most difficult names in the NBA. Whether you have to spell or pronounce the name — full disclosure: CTRL + V works wonders — the dreaded Antetokounmpo surname has tripped up everyone.

Now, we can add Chicago Bulls announcer Stacey King to the list of people who have struggled with the name.

Instead of simply calling the 6-foot-11 big man his nickname, “The Greek Freak,” King gave pronouncing Antetokounmpo his best effort and ended up falling flat on his face.

Rather than pronouncing a last name, King blurted out some inaudible noises.

Check it out:

Don’t feel too bad, Stacey.

It is still the preseason, and even Antetokounmpo’s teammates struggle to pronounce his name. Just enjoy his own teammates giving it their best shot and listen for the actual pronunciation at the end of the video.

Giannis makes it sound so easy.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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