Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will be featured on '60 Minutes' this Sunday.
The rising NBA star will discuss the struggles of growing as a member of an impoverished family in Greece and how his persistence to support his family has translated to his basketball career.
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo tells 60 Minutes about selling trinkets on Athens streets to help his family and how that persistence has propelled him in the NBA. Steve Kroft reports, Sunday. https://t.co/U61lo3R8Ey pic.twitter.com/jhCX1pl2ZS
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Most of Milwaukee knows Antetokounmpo as the Greek Freak, a jaw-droppingly athletic, do-it-all super athlete who is one of the most exciting players in the NBA.
But, before the once lanky, 19-year old kid from Athens was drafted as a raw prospect by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013 NBA draft and shifted all his attention to basketball, he spent a majority of his childhood trying to help out his family in any way he could.
"We used to sell glasses, watches ... CD's, DVD's," Antetokounmpo told 60 minutes Steve Kroft. "I was the best [salesman] ... I didn't give up. I was cute too."
The full interview will air this Sunday.