Barack Obama was *this* close to saying Giannis Antetokounmpo’s name correctly
There’s a reason Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nickname. Even the most hardcore NBA fans have trouble wrapping their tongues around his 13-letter last name. Just ask Barack Obama.
The president is in Greece this week to discuss the country’s ongoing financial and refugee crises. He also gave a shoutout to Antetokounmpo and was oh so close to getting the pronunciation right.
Barack Obama tries to pronounce Giannis Antetokounmpo pic.twitter.com/s3f1svIoFt
— Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) November 16, 2016
But come on, Barack. No love for Kostas Papanikolaou?