Rookie Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo has an interesting backstory, but his rookie year has been a steady stream of stories detailing his acclimation to life in the States. His enormous hands, his mid-season growth, point forward skills, ballhandling skills with Spalding and a football have had us in awe. Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix added another story into the archives by sharing an anecdote on Twitter Wednesday that he uncovered while reporting on a story for Sports Illustrated.
Favorite--of many--anecdotes from @G_ante34 reporting. Early in the season, Giannis took a cab to Western Union to send money home...— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 5, 2014
…after sending all the money he could to Greece, he realized he didn't have enough left for cab fare. It was game day, so he started running— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 5, 2014
…he got about a mile before a couple stopped, asked if he was the Bucks rookie. He said yes. They picked him up and dropped him at the arena— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 5, 2014
This kid is a star in the making and the most interesting thing to happen to the Bucks since Lew Alcindor. Hopefully, the Bucks surround him with quality talent in the near future.