Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke of his desire to win a medal with the Greece national team ahead of the FIBA World Cup, saying he would sacrifice his MVP award for a gold medal.

"I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China," said Antetokounmpo.

Antetokounmpo also spoke of his pride in putting on a Greece jersey.

"I always feel something special when playing for the national team. When you are starting the tournament and listening to the national anthem, the emotions can’t be described...the feeling of winning with the national team is incredible, and I have said before that I will always be part of the team, as long as I am healthy like this summer."

Antetokounmpo's two brothers Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo are also on Greece's preliminary squad.