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Giannis Antetokounmpo, from street vendor in Greece to 2021 NBA champion

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When Giannis Antetokounmpo was requested if he was salesman, he replied that he was the most effective. The determine of the NBA Finals champions, Milwaukee Bucks, has a historical past of overcoming that started when his dad and mom determined to to migrate from Nigeria to Greece, the place Giannis was born.

The financial issues of his dad and mom have been the impetus for go away the African nation and land in Europe; nevertheless, Giannis’s household, together with the Bucks energy ahead, continued with monetary mishaps in Greece.

They have been distributors of products within the streets of Athens and so they feared that they’d be deported by the police: “We used to promote sun shades, watches … we additionally bought CDs, DVDs …”.

Giannis remembers his days on the streets of Atena with a giant smile from his mom, who was all the time pleased and taught her son the artwork of promoting. “We did not have some huge cash however we did have happiness. That hadn’t been damaged. We had a tough time, however on the finish of the day we have been all collectively. “

Giannis preferred soccer

At first, the MVP of the NBA Finals 2021 he opted for soccer to the detriment of basketball; nevertheless, he adopted within the footsteps of his older brother, Thanasis Antetokounpo. “I needed to play soccer like my father, however I needed to share with Thanasis. So I mentioned, okay, let’s play basketball. “