How the Greek Freaks hustle shapes his story
In his fifth season, Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.9 points per game and finds himself in the MVP conversation. (0:56)
LOS ANGELES -- In late November, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks teammates had just finished practicing at the University of California in Berkeley. On the walk back to the team bus, Antetokounmpo was approached by a few autograph seekers holding portraits of him.
The 6-foot-11 forward obliged and continued on his way. Before hopping on the bus, one of his teammates asked why he chose to sign the items, knowing the autograph seekers would probably only attempt to hawk them. Antetokounmpo responded: "I signed them because that used to be me."
Struggling and hustling is what the two-time All-Star is all too familiar with.
"You can just never forget where you came from," Antetokounmpo told ESPN. "I know that they're going to go out there and they're going to sell it, but I used to be that little kid or that little guy that was selling stuff in the street.....
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