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Greek federation: Remarks 'racist'

Updated: July 4, 2013, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's basketball federation condemned remarks by the leader of an extreme right Greek political party who likened a recent NBA draft pick to a "chimpanzee."

The federation on Thursday described the remarks aimed at Giannis Antetokounmpo as "unacceptable and racist."

Antetokounmpo, an 18-year-old Greek shooting guard and the son of Nigerian immigrants, was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks. He was received this week in Athens by conservative Prime Minister Antonis ...

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