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Giannis : The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

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Published:12 Apr 2022

Giannis : The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

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**Instant New York Times Bestseller, Los Angeles TimesBestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller,USA TodayBestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller**

The story of Giannis Antetokounmpos extraordinary rise from poverty in Athens, Greece to super-stardom in America with the Milwaukee Bucksbecoming one of the most transcendent players in history and an NBA championfrom award-winning basketball reporter and feature writer atThe RingerMirin Fader, touching on universal themes of family, immigration, hard work, wealth, loss, and dreaming big.

As the face of the NBAs new world order, Giannis Antetokounmpo has overcome unfathomable obstacles to become a symbol of hope for people all over the world, the personification of the American Dream. But his backstory remains largely untold, and Fader unearths new information about the childhood that shaped The Greek Freakfrom sleeping side by side with his brothers to selling trinkets on the side of the street with his family to the racism he experienced in Greece. Antetokounmpo grew up in an era when Golden Dawn, Greeks far-right, anti-immigrant party, patrolled his neighborhood, and his status as an illegal immigrant largely prevented him from playing for Greeks top clubs, making his rise to the NBA all the more improbable.

Fader tells a deeply-human story of how an unknown, skinny, Black-Greek teen, who played in the countrys lowest pro division and was seen as a draft gamble, transformed his body and his game into MVP material.

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