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Giannis Antetokounmpo is Set to Debut a Documentary on Prime Video 


January 23, 2024

Greek-Nigerian basketball star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, has revealed the release of a documentary film titled “Giannis: The Marvelous Journey” on Prime Video.

Giannis Antetokounmpo shared his enthusiasm, announcing, “Proud to announce the launch of @ImprobableMedia with my family and our first feature-length production. It’s the true story about me and my family’s journey, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Premieres February 19th on @PrimeVideo.”

“Giannis: The Marvelous Journey” delves into Antetokounmpo’s remarkable journey from a challenging childhood in Greece as a Nigerian immigrant to his rise to stardom as a professional basketball player. The documentary offers an intimate look into the life of the two-time league MVP, highlighting his extraordinary achievements, including earning the Finals MVP award.

Reportedly, this new business venture is a collaboration between Giannis Antetokounmpo, his brothers, and Jay Williams, an ESPN analyst and former NBA player.

In July 2023, Antetokounmpo’s visit to Nigeria was documented in a homecoming docu-film, created in partnership with WhatsApp. This documentary showcased the basketball superstar’s return to his parents’ native country after 28 years abroad.

Antetokounmpo also announced the release of the WhatsApp documentary via Prime Video and YouTube, expressing, “I’m ready to share this experience with you all through UGO, my homecoming documentary with @WhatsApp, now streaming on @primevideo and YouTube #TheresNoOneLikeUs.”

In 2022, Walt Disney Pictures released a biographical sports drama film called “Rise,” which centered around Giannis Antetokounmpo and two of his brothers. However, “Giannis: The Marvelous Journey” marks the first instance where the family shares their firsthand accounts of their collective journey, adding a unique and personal dimension to this new documentary compared to previous releases.