NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo: 'Don't be scared' to invest

Giannis Antetokounmpo: NBA champion, 2-time league MVP - and financial savant?

The Milwaukee Bucks superstar, who was promoting the Calamos Antetokounmpo Global Sustainable Equities ETF (SROI) at the New York Stock Exchange, was asked what advice he would give his kids and millions of young NBA fans when it came to investing.

"Don't be scared," Antetokounmpo told Yahoo Finance's Dave Briggs. "Be courageous, take the risk. Allow your money to work for you. Go out there, invest in things that you're passionate about."

Antetokounmpo revealed that he was scared to invest when he was growing up in Greece because his family didn't have money. However, he has a different timeline in mind for his two sons.

"I hope my kids can do that at an early age because I did it when I was 25, 26."

Listen to the full interview here.


0:04 Antetokounmpo on who taught him about financial literacy

1:25 Antetokounmpo on what advice he would give his two kids about investing and saving