Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has revealed to his fans that he is an even bigger sneakerhead than we thought he was.
The 24-year-old athlete has been getting a lot of buzz in the sneaker world after the launch of his first signature shoe, the Nike Zoom Freak 1. But according to Antetokounmpo, these are not the only sneakers in his closet.
The hoops star was interviewed by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on “The Jump” to discuss his new line. When they got into a conversation about the athlete’s experience sharing shoes with his older brother, the baller let it slip that he now owns around 4,000 pairs of shoes, which are spread around multiple locations.
“I got a shoe closet. It’s a big room. In there is probably around 300, 400. But I got a large storage unit that I have in my house. And I have a lot of shoes in Greece also,” Antetokounmpo admitted.
The Milwaukee Buck, who was born in Athens, Greece (earning him the nickname “Greek Freak”), also discussed his feelings about being the first international player to have a Nike signature shoe, as well as winning MVP. The player told Nichols that while he is proud of his achievements, he is ready to set his sights on his next goals.
The Nike Zoom Freak 1 basketball sneaker will be dropping Aug. 2 in a new colorway on Nike.com. The inspiration for the new iteration comes from one of the player’s favorite films, “Coming to America.” The shoe will feature a mesh-based upper decorated with leopard print, which is inspired by the outfit Eddie Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem, wore in the film.
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