Greek citizenship was acquired by his mother and younger brother Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was present at the swearing-in ceremony that took place at the Maximos Palace. Veronica Nem Antetokunbo and Emeka Antetokunmpo were honorably naturalized Greeks.
It is noted that the Government Gazette, dated (9/9) announced the naturalization as Greek citizens of Veronica Antetokunmpo and the Benjamin of the family, Alex. Giannis, Thanasis and Costas Antetokounbo have already obtained their own passports in the past years. All three of them were born, raised, went to school in Greece and honor Greek colors abroad. Besides, Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounbo became the first Greek athletes to play in an NBA final and in the end they became champions.