Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rise to glory in epic Dinsey+ film

There are few narratives in the NBA that are more captivating than the rise to glory of Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. His is a true rags-to-riches story — from living in poverty in the streets of Greece to becoming a two-time league Most Valuable Player and NBA champion.

Giannis’ amazing story has been brought to life by the folks from Disney+ in a new film entitled Rise, The move is based on the events that led to the Bucks star’s rise to fame, and the trailer looks glorious (h/t ClutchPoints NBA on Twitter):

The film focuses on Giannis’ journey and how his family played a pivotal role in it all. It’s no secret that the Bucks talisman keeps very close ties with his family from the moment he entered the NBA, up to today now that he’s considered one of the top players in the world.

“They can tell us we shouldn’t be here, but they can’t stop us from getting back up,” Giannis’ character said in the trailer.

Not many foresaw how Antetokounmpo would reach the heights that he now has. In fact, there were some who counted out the Bucks star early in his career. Giannis stood strong throughout all the challenges he faced not only in his career, but in his life as well.

Rise streams exclusively on Disney+ starting on Friday.

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