Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s heartwarming gesture to 8-year-old fan
Imagine going to a Milwaukee Bucks game on your birthday and holding up a sign to potentially catch the eye of your favorite player: Giannis Antetokounmpo. Well, that’s what an 8-year-old fan did on Tuesday night at the Fiserv Forum and safe to say, it caught the Greek Freak’s attention.
After the Bucks downed the Orlando Magic, Antetokounmpo noticed the youngster holding up a sign that said “Giannis! Today is my birthday, wanna trade shoes?”
Well, being the good guy that Giannis is, he made his way up to the fan postgame and gifted him with his flashy Nike sneakers. Check out the video, via the Bucks’ Instagram page:
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Quite a heartwarming gesture from the two-time MVP. This isn’t the first time that Antetokounmpo has done this, either. He’s known for giving his shoes or jerseys to fans in the past.
It was another solid performance for the Bucks forward on Tuesday, dropping 27 points and collecting 12 rebounds. Milwaukee is playing very good basketball down the stretch, going 7-3 in their last 10 appearances.
They’ve already clinched their spot in the postseason and are also just one game behind the #2 seed Brooklyn Nets. With three contests left in the season, Giannis and the Bucks will be looking to finish the regular season on a high note ahead of the playoffs.