Giannis Antetokounmpo is also good at showing airplane safety precautions

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Aegean Airlines’ new safety video stars Giannis Antetokounmpo, and it’s a good one.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is having a great year on the court, which has turned into a slew of new endorsement deals. His latest is this unique airplane safety precautions video for Aegean Airlines, a Greek airline.

Delta spices their safety precaution videos up every once in a while with new faces, but none of them have Giannis going into obscure places to show you the dos, don’ts, and Precautions In Case This Shit Goes Wrong for your flight.

This video has layers. First, I just want to note the leg room that Giannis, a 6’11 human, has here:

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Sure, the scene doesn’t take place on an Actual Airplane, but that shot is a tease. Giannis could comfortably dribble through that kind of space.

He then demonstrates how to fasten a seatbelt, a very common first step in these videos. Except, suddenly, a tug of war breaks out over his belt:

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This is a great “LOL SHRUG I AM GIANNIS LOOK AT PEOPLE FIGHTING OVER MY BELT I PLAY IN THE NBA”

Giannis then walks over into a kind-of beach area that’s not really a beach area and sits down with some old ladies who are knitting.

That’s when the masks pop out. I want a still of this scene:

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Normal stuff

Giannis then somehow emerges from the bottom of a small boat to display life jacket use, which only kind of makes sense. But I get it — he’s putting on a show, and it’s a really good show.

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When you hear Anthony Davis has the Bucks on his trade list

Eventually we get to the boring parts of every safety precaution video where they remind you to turn off your cell phone and not to smoke. Giannis’ phone goes off (it’s probably either Rich Paul or Woj, or both) and a woman shoots him this look:

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Trying to gauge his reaction on a text that was almost certainly about the Nikola Mirotic trade

Here, I thought the airline would go for the ultimate flex and show Giannis squeezing himself into an airplane lavatory. They did not:

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Biscoff cookies be hittin’

However, they did flex one more time about their leg room. Giannis even has his right leg extended for good measure. I think that’s the underlying “sell” here.

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Giannis didn’t really giving these instructions any more impressively than anybody else would have, but it’s still weird to see Giannis doing a routine thing many of us have experienced. Most NBA players are out here selling sneakers and hamburgers.

If somehow this whole NBA thing doesn’t work out for Giannis, he’s got a solid backup career as a flight attendant.

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