Does this make sense to you? If it does, let's get to the truth here OK?
He was born in Greece, has lived there his whole life, and is a documented person. He's not an illegal immigrant, an undocumented person, and all this nonsense which is coming from that Draftexpress article. In Greece, it is a law that you cannot attend Greek public schools if you are an undocumented person, and illegal, whatever.
Giannis and his brothers have been attending public school in Greece since they were very little kids and started at school age. They ARE fully documented, and they are NOT illegal immigrants or any of this other nonsense. This is all a big controversy that got started for no reason from that DX article.
What he does not have is a Greek PASSPORT. Because he is a kid, and he never traveled outside the country before. So all of a sudden the Nike Hoops Summit came up and he did not have a passport to play in it. Then this whole crazy nonsense started in US media about he's not Greek, he's an illegal, he is undocumented, he does not have citizenship, he can't play for Greece, etc.
Try to understand this. The issue was a PASSPORT. Which, as FIBA stated, he already applied for. Ioannidis, in that link I posted, clarifies that he already applied for it and that he is being processed now. Ioannidis stated that he is one of many people applying for the passport, so it takes time. They go one by one, in order, from when you applied.
He can't play at the Nike Hoops Summit because there is a back log of all the people ahead of him on the waiting list that applied before he did. Once it is his time to get processed, then he can travel outside of Greece. But he has to wait for his turn like everyone else.
Now, is this situation cleared up? I sure hope it is.
Last edited by Basilis; Sun Apr 14th, 2013 at 08:12 PM.
Basilis, you're quoted on one of your first posts in this thread as saying he DID have a Greek passport. But I mostly reposted it because I didn't notice it the first time and thought it would clear things up for people who can't read Greek.
I quote you for the 2nd time since you can't remember what you said:
Last edited by white men can't jump; Sun Apr 14th, 2013 at 07:12 PM.
I like how some people still are trying to use reason.
Let's vote, who cares if he's Greek or Nigerian or Belgian or German anyway?
Let's start a new thread!
I couldnt care less.. What I do care about though, are false claims. And even more; false quotes!
The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!
These two posts are by the same person yet are POLAR opposites in content and separated by tangent after slanderous tangent.
"You donít know the Bruno Caboclo......"Bruno Caboclo
I just wanna bring this back again if you don't mind because I'm a little offended.
Peja Stojakovic is 100% Serbian due to many obvious reasons.
That is what Peja was talking about on the radio when he said he is Greek. And all of it started to become an issue and topic because of this issue with US media claiming Adetokoubo isn't Greek and can't play for Greece.
It has gotten people in Greece talking about it and wondering why in the hell that would be so. Naturally, people in Greece started asking why the hell could he not play for the national team? So you had Peja asked about this issue, since he was a guy that was Greek but was not allowed to play for the national team, despite wanting to, due to some political issues in the past.
And since he lives in Greece and speaks Greek, he is thus the natural and logical person you would interview on radio to ask about this. What exactly about this is so hard for you to comprehend?
He has applied for it and will get it soon. But he has to wait until they mail it to him, just like everyone else that lives in Greece and applies for one.
Last edited by Basilis; Sun Apr 14th, 2013 at 08:21 PM.
About Peja........please I am NOT trying to mislead on anything. He said in Greek radio just that, talking about what we are talking about. I was accused (falsely) of making this up and it was said there is no source anywhere to confirm this.
So I did a search and the thing I find is what I posted. Where Greece's biggest sports media tells how Peja indeed did just say that he considers himself Greek and not Serbian. Really, how can I be said to be misleading here?
Please explain to me how I did anything wrong, or how I mislead in any way?
So according to you, Hakeem is American then? He played for USA. What about Seikaly? He played for USA too.
What about Jaycee Caroll and Spencer Nelson? I believe they play for Azerbaijan. What nationality are they?
What about Omar Cook? He plays for Montenegro.
Becky Hammon plays for Russia. What's her nationality?
What about J.R. Holden? He played for Russia.
Dontaye Draper would be what nationality? He plays for Croatia.
I mean come on, please get serious.
Last edited by Basilis; Sun Apr 14th, 2013 at 08:27 PM.
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