A longtime Milwaukee Bucks fan favorite, Athens native Giannis Antetokounmpo has transformed into more than just a hometown hero this NBA season.
Many experts consider Antetokounmpo a leading candidate for the league’s MVP award, and his highlight-worthy performances have drawn the attention of basketball fans from the United States to Greece and back.
“The Greek Freak” has featured in numerous commercials for companies such as Nike, ESPN and Aegean Airlines, among others.
Antetokounmpo’s unique story has also attracted primetime TV networks such as TNT, whose new documentary depicts his journey to NBA stardom.
The 20-minute film shares previously untold stories including when Antetokounmpo nearly decided to leave the United States and throw away his NBA dreams altogether.
Watch TNT’s “Finding Giannis” Documentary
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