Giannis Antetokounmpo shares video of him practicing meeting President Joe Biden ahead of Bucks' White House visit

Hannah Kirby
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Giannis Antetokounmpo shared a video on social media Sunday of him practicing — but not basketball. 

Instead, it was of him practicing his introduction to President Joe Biden. 

The president is welcoming the Milwaukee Bucks to the White House Monday to commemorate their 2020-21 NBA championship season. 

"Mister president, how you doing, mister president?" Antetokounmpo said in the video clip he posted on Instagram. "Thank you for having us in Washington D.C." 

The video — captioned "Practicing our introductions" with a laughing face emoji — garnered more than 140,000 likes within hours. 

The visit is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. ET. NBA TV will carry the event live and it will also be streamed on the team site.

The Bucks will be the first NBA team to visit the White House since the Cleveland Cavaliers were honored in 2016.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

In many previous years, the trip to the White House for reigning champions has been built around a scheduled game with the Washington Wizards, and the Bucks played at Capital One Arena on Sunday

Monday is an off day for the Bucks.

Jim Owczarski of the Journal Sentinel contributed to this report. 

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