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Giannis Showed Up Three Hours Early to His Workout With Kobe

Giannis Antetokounmpo took his workouts this summer extremely seriously, especially when partnering up with Kobe Bryant. He was at the gym three hours ahead of the appointment just to prove to Kobe that he is possibly even a harder worker than him.

Ther 23-year-old Antetokounmpo, says he wanted to show Bryant that he is “not here to mess around. The Greek Freak is focused on expanding his game and believes he can only benefit by learning from Kobe. And he isn't wrong as he can take his mid-range and footwork to another level and add to his ridiculous athleticism.

“Obviously. Kobe is one of the greatest players to ever play the game,” Antetokounmpo said. “I knew that I (was) going to learn a lot from him. I just wanted to take from him his thought process.

“Like what he thinks about the game. How he thinks the game. Does he think about recovery? Stuff like that.”

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Antetokounmpo was so excited about the opportunity that he showed up super early to the gym.

“I just wanted to show him that I am not here to mess around,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’m not here for no PR reasons. None of that. I’m here to get better. Simple as that.

“I think he understands that. And that’s why we both took that practice really, really serious. He was open about what he thinks about the game, what he thinks about me as a player and what he thinks about the Bucks.”

photo by Keith Allison

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