After signing Neymar, Al Hilal welcome Nigerian Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo with a jersey.
A lively conversation between Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Saudi Arabian squad Al Hilal shows that their friendship is still thriving.
Al Hilal recently unveiled a customized jersey featuring the number 34, which is associated with the "Nigerian Freak" himself, as a result of their playful banter.
It's crucial to note, however, that Giannis Antetokounmpo is still a Milwaukee Buck and has not been acquired by Al Hilal.
Al Hilal welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo with jersey
Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal recently acquired Brazilian superstar Neymar on a massive deal from French side Paris Saint-Germain.
Al Hilal, in a fun homage to Antetokounmpo's basketball persona, creates a jersey with his name and the iconic No. 34 of the Milwaukee Bucks.
The NBA superstar was also given a note by the team welcoming him to join their "family," which continued their joyful conversation.
Al Hilal's hilarious move comes in response to Giannis Antetokounmpo's post in which he appeared beside Neymar, Al Hilal's new recruit, and jokingly dubbed them the "best duo in Saudi Arabia."
Giannis made fun of Al Hilal by saying in jest that he looked like Kylian Mbappe after the club made a €300 million bid for the player to Paris Saint-Germain, and that's how the friendship started.
In a post on Twitter Antetokounmpo wrote, "Al Hilal, you can take me. I look like Kylian Mbappe.
On Wednesday, August 16, Al Hilal responded with a light-hearted statement welcoming Giannis that said, Your jersey is ready @Giannis_An34
"Welcome “GIANNIS” to our family 🔵⚪️ #AlHilal 💙."
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This conversation between Giannis and Al Hilal exemplifies the funnier side of interactions between sports stars and organizations.
It illustrates how humor and friendship can cut beyond both personal and professional boundaries.
Giannis who was recently spotted in Nigeria has returned to the United States.
The banter between the two massive sports entities is amusing, but it also highlights how sports can help people interact and share enjoyable moments in a variety of situations.
The statement by Giannis comes after he confirmed an injury would rule him out of the upcoming 2023 FIBA Men's World Cup.