Most thought he would never be here.
In fact, many across NBA America ridiculed Giannis Antetokounmpo for signing a five-year, $228-million supermax contract to remain with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Fans wanted him to flee the small market, unglamorous town known for beer, brats, bowling alleys and losing.
They wanted him to join the AAU-NBA, where great players team up to form super teams in the hopes of winning an easy title.
Fans wanted Giannis to go to Miami, like LeBron James did. Some wanted to see him join Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, like Kevin Durant did.
Both players won two championships by moving on from their original teams.
But Antetokounmpo, born in Greece and not a spoiled hoop star from this country, wanted no part of the add-water-and-stir NBA.
Giannis wanted to win a championship, but the old fashioned way.
Fans mocked him and said not only wouldn’t he win a title, but he’d never make it to one playing in Milwaukee.
Many fans damned Giannis as a ringless superstar for making such a grave mistake.
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