Giannis Antetokounmpo spends the day with Make-A-Wish child
King has been diagnosed with a muscular degeneration disease, a condition that cause muscles to waste away, which can lead to difficulty in movement. Still, his excitement to see his favorite player was pretty obvious, as the youngster can’t stop smiling while Antetokounmpo was talking to him.
Giannis is spending the day with Easton King, a 12-year-old from @MakeAWish: “He’s one of the best teammates I’ve ever had”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 23, 2019
The Bucks gave King a chance to attend the team’s shootaround at Froedtert on Saturday morning at The Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center. Both he and Antetokounmpo also answered some questions from the media, before the youngster witnessed his idol perform a windmill dunk.
But Easton’s day isn’t over yet, as he is expected to be signed by Milwaukee to a one-day contract so that he can become an honorary member of the team. Team owner Jon Horst and head coach Mike Budenholzer are also expected to present the youngster his own Bucks jersey.
King will then have an opportunity to watch the Bucks’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he’s expected to be given recognition during the game.
Make-A-Wish has been a long-time partner of the NBA, as the league’s players often participate in the foundation’s activities, including fan meet-ups, community services, and disease awareness programs.