Bucks hero Giannis Antetokounmpo swaps basketball for soccer as he visits Madrid and poses for photos with superstar Brazilian Vinicius Jr… before pair exchange signed jerseys
- Giannis Antetokounmpo met Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr in Madrid on Thursday
- Pair, who are both at the top of their sports, exchanged jerseys and had pictures
- Vinicius Jr’s LaLiga season with Real Madrid starts this week against Almeria
- Antetokounmpo Buck’s made it to game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals
NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo took some time to show his appreciation for another sport on Thursday, spending some time with Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr.
Antetokounmpo and his brothers posed for pictures with Vinicius and they also exchanged signed jerseys.
Antetokounmpo has been back in Europe with family while watching his brother Kostas competing with the Greek national team during FIBA Internal Cup qualifiers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Vinicius Jr smile while posing during their signed jersey swap
Antetokounmpo along with brothers Kostas (left) and Thanasis (right) pose with Vinicius Jr.
Both Antetokounmpo and Vinicius are preparing for the upcoming seasons with their respective teams.
Vinicius and Real Madrid are set to begin a defense of LaLiga’s league title after finishing 13 points ahead of second-placed Barcelona.
Vinicius made a total of 52 appearances in all competitions tallying 20 goals and 20 assists.
Superstar Vinicius Jr smiles while posing with UEFA Champions League trophy back in July
Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks, on the other hand, finished third in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They then made it to the Eastern Conference semifinals before they were eliminated in seven games by the Boston Celtics.
He averaged 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in the 67 regular season games he played.
Milwaukee’s biggest offseason move was signing free agent forward Joe Ingles, as the team brings back majority of the same roster in an attempt to recapture the glory of an NBA Finals victory like the team experienced in 2020-21.
Antetokounmpo drives to the basket in game against the Brooklyn Nets in Milwaukee