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Bucks players treat kids to Christmas shopping

Posted at 9:48 PM, Dec 19, 2016

A group of local kids got some help with their last-minute Christmas shopping from none other than their favorite NBA players.

As part of the "Shop With The Bucks" event, Jabari Parker and other players acted as personal shopping assistants to some very deserving kids. Each child got to go on a $200 shopping spree, thanks to the Bucks and Kohl's.

They shopped 'til they dropped at the Kohl's at Bayshore Town Center Monday evening.

"It's really an honor just to be here with the kids shopping," says Bucks forward Steve Novak. "To see the smile they get on their faces as they pick out things is awesome. The coolest part is seeing them spend more on their siblings and parents, than on themselves."

One of the young shoppers, Hambdi Hassan, said that was the best part: "My mom and dad always get me things, and this was my chance to give them something back."

Many of the children also bought things they need - like snow boots and a winter coat - rather than games and toys.

Overall, it was a shopping trip none of them will forget.

"They were really funny, and I liked having them around," says Kasim Alexander, about the Bucks players.

All the kids who participated are also getting four tickets to this Friday's Bucks game.

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