Giannis Disney movie Rise mentions Dwight Buycks ​​and Diante Garrett

In the biopic of Milwaukee’s biggest basketball star, there is a line that will make the city’s hoopsologists sit up and hit the rewind button to make sure that they heard it correctly.

The Disney+ movie “Rise” depicts Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ascent from a poverty-stricken childhood in Greece to (spoiler alert!) the first-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013. In a scene set before the draft, a nervous Antetokounmpo asks older brother Thanasis – they are played by real-life siblings Uche and Ral Agada – if there is a chance that he won’t get selected.

“People come here all the time and didn’t get picked,” Thanasis assures Giannis. “Dwight Buycks. Diante Garrett. JaMychal Green. They all made it to NBA. It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.”

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