Giannis Antetokounmpo is perhaps one of the best players in the NBA. He helped the Milwaukee Bucks win the 2021 NBA title with a dominant finals performance over the Phoenix Suns. The Greek Freak fell short this season to the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs. He has done something outside the world of basketball that deserves recognition.
We all know NBA players have lots of money. Additionally, they have influence due to a large fan base and audience. Thus, Giannis becoming an ambassador for this humanitarian cause will have a significant impact. One must wonder more about his role and why he supports it.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is an ambassador for a telemedicine company called Antidote Health
The sports world is only one side of life. There are several problems that people go through in everyday life. Medical insurance is an unaddressed situation. It is not affordable by certain sections of society. After all, we all know how medical prices can inflate and grow.
— Antidote Health (@AntidoteAI) August 10, 2022
Giannis joined “Antidote Health” as they hope to provide universally available healthcare. This is quite a noble cause and the 2x MVP explained why he decided to get himself involved this offseason.
” I believe that every human being has a right to affordable quality healthcare, no matter their race, location, or circumstances, which is why I am proud to join forces with Antidote Health”. Additionally, he described why he felt it was important when asked further.
“My siblings and I grew up impoverished and marginalized. Though we had the support of loving parents, getting health care was a struggle. That’s why I empathize with many Americans who can’t pursue their dreams because they can’t afford healthcare.”
Antidote Health allows Americans access to a Telehealth platform that provides a range of medical services through an app. It is legitimate and has board-certified clinicians who are on call 24\7. They handle issues ranging from mental health to medication and customized treatment plans.
The Greek Freak is now an official ambassador for Antidote Health. Moreover, he has invested some of his personal money into the organization and believes it will help the people of Milwaukee to live better lives.