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Giannis : the improbable rise of an NBA MVP  Cover Image Book Book

Giannis : the improbable rise of an NBA MVP / Mirin Fader.

Fader, Mirin, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"As the face of the NBA's 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 Freak"—from 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, Greek's far-right, anti-immigrant party, patrolled his neighborhood, and his status as an illegal immigrant largely prevented him from playing for Greek's 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 country's lowest pro division and was seen as a draft gamble, transformed his body and his game into MVP material."--Amazon.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780306924125
  • ISBN: 0306924129
  • Physical Description: xvi, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Antetokounmpo, Giannis, 1994-
Basketball players > Greece > Biography.
Athletes, Black > Greece > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 4 / 6 copies available at PINES

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Cherokee Regional Library:
      LaFayette-Walker County Library
B ANTETOK
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Cherokee Regional Library:
      Rossville Public Library
B ANTETOK
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Hall County Library System:
      Blackshear Place Branch
921 GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO MIRIN FADER
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Hall County Library System:
      Gainesville Branch
921 GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO MIRIN FADER
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Marshes of Glynn Libraries:
      Brunswick-Glynn County Library
BIO ANTETOKOUNMPO
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Oconee Regional Library System:
      Laurens County Library
796.323 FADE
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