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My Favorite Cigar

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Sep 21, 2021 | By CA Editors
My Favorite Cigar

Giannis Antetokounmpo • NBA Star

Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill

When you win the NBA championship, it’s only right you celebrate in splendid fashion. Basketball phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo did just that with a Champagne shower and Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill, gleefully passing around a box of the highly rated Cuban cigars to his fellow Milwaukee Bucks after winning the NBA Finals this July.

The ‘Greek Freak,’ as they call him, hails from Athens, Greece and earned back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards in 2019 and 2020 to go along with his 2021 NBA Finals MVP trophy. At just 26 years old, the power forward has had plenty of opportunities to join “super teams” as they call them, which would allow him to easily score the ultimate goal of an NBA title. However, determined to be the master of his own destiny, Antetokounmpo stuck with his team and brought the title to Wisconsin.

“Where’s my cigar? I’m serious. Where’s my cigar?” the 6-foot-11, nearly 250-pound baller could be heard shouting in the locker room after the big win, a thick pair of ski goggles pressed against his face to prepare him for the bubbly that would soon be spraying around the room. Someone you can tell gets what he wants. To his pleasure, he found a full box of Cuban cigars worthy of a champion smoke.

—Chris Esposito

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