Giannis ain't down with the triple Bs.
Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo stuck around at the Bradley Center last night following the Bucks' 109-94 victory over the Brooklyn Nets to greet fans and sign some autographs. During this impromptu meet and greet, Antetokounmpo spotted a fan wearing a white Big Baller Brand hoodie and immediately called for reinforcements.
Giannis, who signed a long-term extension with Nike back in November, motioned for someone to “Get this guy a shirt" but when no help arrived he took matters into his own hands and gave the kid the "Greek Fr34k" sweatshirt off his back. Apparently, the Greek Freak is not at all a fan of LaVar Ball's BBB merch.
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The 23-year old forward was the most sought after "sneaker free agent" last year, fielding offers from Adidas and Li-Ning before ultimately deciding to stay with Nike. As part of the deal, Nike will be giving the Greek Freak his own signature shoe which will reportedly be ready for release during the 2018-19 NBA season.
According to ESPN's Nick DePaula, Adidas' pitch included some talk about how the brand recently jumped over Jordan Brand in the United States and how they view Giannis as the next global game-changer under the Adidas umbrella, following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe and Jesse Owens. Of course, they also hooked him up with a van full of Adidas gear, including boxes and boxes of Yeezys.
Nike's pitch, according to ESPN' Nick DePaula, focused more on the fact that Antetokounmpo would become just the 22nd player to ever receive his own signature sneaker with the illustrious brand.