This is the trailer for ‘Rise’, the film about the Antetokounmpo family

The history of the Antetokounmpo family is unique. After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo, the parents of the NBA champion brothers, had to struggle to raise their five children under the constant threat of deportation. The couple fought hard but could not find a way to achieve Greek nationality, which now that their children are famous players and NBA champions they have achieved.

That story is now subject of the new Disney film, ‘Rise’, which will be released worldwide on June 24 through the Disney + platform.



In the midst of so many problems, Giannis and Thanasis discovered basketball in their spare time, when they weren’t selling souvenirs to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family. Together with Kostas, who later became the family’s first champion in 2020 with the Lakers, they worked hard on a youth team in Athens to develop their talent for the game.

In 2013, the family’s life changed forever when Giannis was selected fifteenth in the NBA draft.. The rest is history, and the Antetokounmpo surname is now world-renowned.

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