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The one where Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t have cab fare so runs to Bucks game

Mar 5, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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When teams go into the NBA draft the question isn’t “who is the best player now?” it’s “who is the best player three years, five years from now?”

The Bucks may have won that this draft with Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Greek Freak has all sorts of raw talent and that leads to some amazing plays, but he is still a young man from another culture trying to adjust to another culture. And that leads to some great stories, such as the one told by Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

He’s a gem now. Just wait a few years.

  1. spursareold - Mar 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    John Hammond drafted a gem…and then signed Mayo, and re-signed Sanders.

    • boogiefan87 - Mar 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

      …and then brought Caron Butler along to MAKE THE PLAYOFFS…

      • 2016olympics - Mar 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM

        …and signed Zaza effing Pachulia to a 3 yr $15 mil deal!

  2. RavenzGunnerz - Mar 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Oh man. This why I love how the NBA has become international. There are players coming in that have different point of view of the world… and it’s gonna get amazing every day.

    • trevor123698 - Mar 6, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      not until they stop rigging every finals

  3. elwaysagenius - Mar 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Giannis is quickly becoming a favourite of mine

  4. brianjoates - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Have enjoyed watching what I can of this guy, but already it’s where is he going to go when he is an UFA. It’s not like Milwaukee is some gutter city,guess the league needs to do a better job in marketing the younger teams.

  5. pukpokito - Mar 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    God Bless him. He was looking out and making the sacrifice for the people he cared about.I am sure many can relate.

  6. shaggytoodle - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    The Bucks are awful, but the silver lining, is that this Giannis got more playing time. He seems to be the only guy that brings any excitement at the moment.

    Hopefully they can get draft a guy next season hat compliments his game, along with Henson’s.

    Who knows if Sanders gets his head on straight the Bucks may have something brewing.

    • 00maltliquor - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:15 AM

      the Bucks may have something brewing.

      Pun intended?

  7. 00maltliquor - Mar 6, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    This is actually a feel good story.

  8. granadafan - Mar 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    How awesome was it for the guys in the car to give a ride to Giannis? Hope he gave them an autograph and a cool story to remember.

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