Watch Hasan Minhaj Play Giannis Antetokounmpo in a Game of Horse

A comedic short that celebrates their many names.

Entertainment
1,755 Hypes 0 Comments

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo and comedian Hasan Minhaj are the unlikely duo going head-to-head in a game of “HORSE.”

WhatsApp presents a digital comedy short featuring the two, bonding over the power behind their given names and dual+-cultured identities. In the short, Minhaj, who is a self-proclaimed basketball fanatic and recently played in the 2023 Celebrity All-Star Game, meets up with Antetokounmpo to play a game of “HORSE.” The game later turns into a game of “ADETOKUNBO,” an homage to the Bucks powerhouse’s lesser-known Yoruba name. Both players bond over their immigrant backgrounds, proving each other with banter and dialogue that surrounds discussing their complicated yet parallel experiences with their given names.

Antetokounmpo and Minhaj are both WhatsApp ambassadors who are spreading the company’s narrative, “There’s No One Like Us.” With this campaign, the platform calls for its two billion users around the world to embrace the many cultures that make them unique. Antetokounmpo said in a statement, “Most people don’t know that Giannis is not my only first name. Ugo is my Nigerian name, and its actually the only name my closest friends and family use on our private WhatsApp chats. I know that many, like Hasan and I, have similar relationships with their names, and we’re proud to bring to light this real story about culture that billions of people around the world can relate to.”

Watch the video above.

In case you missed it, Chicago Bulls confirm Lonzo Ball is ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

'Ugo: A Homecoming Story' Documents Giannis Antetokounmpo's First Trip to Nigeria
Entertainment

'Ugo: A Homecoming Story' Documents Giannis Antetokounmpo's First Trip to Nigeria

The two-time NBA MVP explores his Nigerian heritage in the deeply personal documentary.

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Teams With Kids of Immigrants for Special Tour Merch
Fashion

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Teams With Kids of Immigrants for Special Tour Merch

Only available at selected stops on Minhaj’s “Off With His Head Tour.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo Launches Improbable Media
Entertainment

Giannis Antetokounmpo Launches Improbable Media

The Greek-Nigerian superstar also has two new documentaries about his upbringing on the way.


Giannis Antetokounmpo Agrees to Three-Year $186 Million USD Max Extension With the Milwaukee Bucks
Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo Agrees to Three-Year $186 Million USD Max Extension With the Milwaukee Bucks

“A lot of money is important.”

Adventurous Attitudes Take Shape in Iceberg's FW23 Collection
Fashion

Adventurous Attitudes Take Shape in Iceberg's FW23 Collection

Inspired by Pamela Anderson’s 2001 campaign for the brand.

Percival and Jacques Solovière Step Into 2023 With the Ray Crepe Sole Derby
Footwear 

Percival and Jacques Solovière Step Into 2023 With the Ray Crepe Sole Derby

Complemented with a “Ruggine” color scheme.

Netflix Is Producing a 'Drive to Survive'-Type Docuseries With La Liga Next Season
Entertainment

Netflix Is Producing a 'Drive to Survive'-Type Docuseries With La Liga Next Season

Expected to hit the screens at the end of 2024.

mfpen's SS23 Campaign Shows Exquisite Tailoring in Motion
Fashion

mfpen's SS23 Campaign Shows Exquisite Tailoring in Motion

Pictured in professional office settings.

Get an Exclusive BTS Look at the New adidas Originals x Moncler Range
Fashion

Get an Exclusive BTS Look at the New adidas Originals x Moncler Range

Models stood still inside acrylic cubes sporting the collaborative offering.


Biggest Street Style Footwear Trends From London Fashion Week FW23
Footwear 

Biggest Street Style Footwear Trends From London Fashion Week FW23

Salomon was the popular brand of choice this season.

London Fashion Week FW23 Street Style
Fashion 

London Fashion Week FW23 Street Style

Dynamic hues and modern day tailoring is prominently emphasized during the week.

CAMO Proves 'Pressure Makes Diamonds' On Her Debut Album
Music

CAMO Proves 'Pressure Makes Diamonds' On Her Debut Album

Sharing a two-part music video for singles “Six Weeks (그대에게)” and “Bitchy.”

Netflix Reportedly Cancels the Gorillaz Feature Film
Music

Netflix Reportedly Cancels the Gorillaz Feature Film

As revealed by Gorillaz co-creator Damon Albarn.

H. Moser & Cie. Dresses the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar in Tantalum
Watches

H. Moser & Cie. Dresses the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar in Tantalum

The Maison’s first-ever timepiece to incorporate the rare and precious metal.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.