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MVP Antetokounmpo gives baseball a shot at Yankee Stadium

In hoops, Giannis Antetokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie. In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

The reigning NBA MVP was shocked. "It was really heavy," Antetokounmpo told The Associated Press. "I thought it would be lighter."

Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘I'm not modest just for appearance's sake’

Just a few days had passed from what was his greatest career moment - being named Most Valuable Player for the 2018-2019 season at the world's greatest basketball championship, the NBA, in a brilliant ceremony in Los Angeles, California, on June 24 - and Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Athens.

Bucks sign Antetokounmpo’s older brother

The Milwaukee Bucks signed NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's older brother, Thanasis, to a two-year contract, The Athletic reported Sunday.

The 26-year-old forward was a second-round pick by New York in 2014 and appeared in two games with the Knicks in January 2016.

The Athens native won his second straight Greek League championship this season with Panathinaikos.

Pitino leaves Greece, seeking return to the NBA

Rick Pitino is leaving Panathinaikos, the team he coached to a Greek League championship this season, he told ESPN on Friday.

The Hall of Famer said he turned down an offer to return as the franchise's president and head coach in order to pursue a job in the NBA, either in coaching or in a player personnel or advisory role.

Giannis and the Bucks bow out after a great season

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points for the Milwaukee Bucks, but that was not enough to stop the Toronto Raptors from winning Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals with a 100-94 score and advance to the NBA finals.

The Bucks had led 2-0 in the series but the Raptors bounced back to win the series 4-2 and win the conference finals for the first time in their history.

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