Another day, another Wisconsin-related reference on Jeopardy!
Yes, mere days after the Culver’s cheese curds popped up on the popular quiz show (we prefer the curds at Cousins’ tbh), none other than Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo made a clue cameo. And in Final Jeopardy, no less!
The category: “African surnames.”
The clue: “Adetokunbo, ‘the crown has returned from overseas,’ is fitting for the Adetokunbo family who left Nigeria for this country in 1991.”
The answer, of course: “Greece.”
“This looked like a demographics clue, but it’s a sports clue in disguise,” says host Ken Jennings. He then explains that Adetokunbo is the “family and original surname of NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo.” And while contestant Reya Sehgal correctly answers “Greece,” it’s returning champ Mattea Roach—who incorrectly answers “United Kingdom”—who wins the day.
Ah, yes. Jeopardy! and a truly beloved Wisconsin sports star, together at last. [h/t Mom]
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