NBA star has no money for a taxi, grabs a lift with fans to the arena

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Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo had to get a lift with fans to arena after having no money left for cab fare.

One of our favourite anecdotes of the NBA season thus far is the story of the 'Greek Freak' sending all his money home to his family in Greece and not having enough cash for a taxi trip to the Bucks arena.

The 19-year old has become one of the most beloved figures in the NBA, mainly down to his big smile and warming personality that many fans of the game have been drawn too.

Now it seems every basketball fan has a reason to like the small forward from Greece, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down the story through his twitter account.

"Earlier in the season, Giannis took a cab to Western Union to send money home.." he began

"After sending all the money he could to Greece, he realised he didn't have enough left for a cab fare. It was game day so he started running."

"He got a mile before a couple stopped, asked if he was the Bucks rookie. He said yes. They picked him up and dropped him at the Arena."

Thankfully for the Bucks, someone delivered the promising rookie to the game for them. One of the most exciting prospects in the league is a shining light in a otherwise dour season for Milwaukee.

Keep an eye out for this incredible talent from Greece, he's one of the most likeable players in the NBA and is set for a star studded career in this league for a long time.


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