Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Nearly Ran All the Way to the Arena for a Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 5, 2014

USA Today

Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo is putting up solid numbers in his first season in the NBA, but getting to games hasn't always been easy for the rookie.

It's tough to imagine that an NBA player didn't have enough money for a cab fare, but that's exactly what happened to Antetokounmpo earlier this season. 

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix has the story:

Thankfully for Bucks fans, someone gave Antetokounmpo a ride to the arena. Had he run all the way there, he likely would have worn himself down before the game even started.

The 19-year-old has become beloved by Milwaukee. From his giant hands to his ability to win a scooter for a fan, it's tough to not like the swingman.

Now everyone has one more reason to be a fan of his.


[Chris Mannix, h/t Deadspin]