WATCH: Giannis praises Pinoy fans in interview
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 22, 2019 07:34 AM
FILE - MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 15: ( EDITORS NOTE this image has been converted to black and white) Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks walks the tunnel prior to Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors on May 15, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images).
Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks has nothing but praise for his Filipino fans.
Speaking to actor Edward Barber in a video for STR8 Perfume Philippines, Antetokounmpo recalled his first visit to this country two years ago, saying, "I know you guys love basketball. You guys are great people. So, I want to learn about your culture and hope that I can visit you guys’ country [again] soon."
Giannis also showed off his fine memory, remembering the phrase "mahal kita" when the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate was teaching him some Filipino words.
The wide-ranging interview, which took place in Antetokounmpo's native Greece, prior to the 2019 FIBA World Cup, also touched upon the value of staying hungry, and the importance of the hoops superstar's family in his life.
Check out the full interview below: