Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo wearing his Greek army uniform! (photos+video)

The Greek Freak got a deferment

Giannis Antetokounmpo just completed his second appearance in a row in an NBA All Star Game. The Greek Freak is clearly someone you would want on your side and not facing down on you as an adversary on the court. His determination, will-power, and athletic abilities, accompanied by his rare traits such as humility and crazy work ethic make him the ideal teammate. He and his older brother Thanasis, who plays for European Champions and 6-time Euroleague title holders Panathinaikos are Greek citizens and according to Greek law were compelled to appear in the Greek military boot camp. It might be nearly two years since they put on their military uniforms and were present for their roll-call at the tank-division of Avlona military camp, but it is worth remembering what the Antetokounmpo bros looked like on the day. After receiving the necessary papers from the military conscription office, they appeared at the training camp and were granted a deferment of services until a future time allows them to serve. Both athletes have chosen to serve in the communications division in the army. Military services in Greece is compulsory, with athletes of national teams in all sports, like the two brothers enjoying some perks and privileges, accordion to Greek law.