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What Giannis Antetokounmpo and his late father think about new film ‘Rise’ if they remain humble (exclusive)

For basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, there is one thing that makes him most proud of everything he has achieved, and that is parenthood.

The 27-year-old NBA pro talks with ET on the red carpet at the premiere of the new Disney+ biopic growth — which tells the story of his inspiring journey — and he opened up about the family he’s built with girlfriend Maria Riddlesprigger.

“It’s one of the biggest achievements I’ve ever had in my life,” Giannis said of her two sons — Liam, 2, and Maverick, 10 months old. “I’ll love my kids to death, do anything for them the way, you know, my dad did for me and hopefully I can be loved as a father as my dad.” were for me.”

growth Follows the story of Giannis’ parents – Vera and Charles Antetokounmpo – and their five children as they find a way for themselves in Athens before their children realize their natural talents in basketball and pursue their dreams in America. try to make a living.

Giannis – as well as his brothers Thanasis and Costas – have gone on to NBA stardom under the guidance of their parents.

However, his father, Charles, passed away in September 2017 at the age of 54.

Giannis said of his late father, “I hope he is very proud of what we have achieved on and off the court and the human beings we have become.”

“And the way we shared our film with the world, the way he has been portrayed in the film, I think he would be proud,” he added. “And I know he’s watching us.”

growth It will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on June 24.

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