One thing many professional athletes have to deal with is the fact that many of the people asking them for autographs will turn around and sell what they get signed. This is a frustration for many stars, but Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is not one of them, saying he signs items because “that used to be me.” “You can just never forget where you came from,” Antetokounmpo told ESPN’s Chris Haynes. “I know that they’re going to go out there and they’re going to sell it, but I used to be that little kid or that little guy that was selling stuff in the street. “So, just growing up and going through life and how tough life was for me and my family, I’m always going to stay humble. Even now, it doesn’t really matter if I’ve got a $100 million contract or a $100 million Nike contract, it’s the way I grew up, it’s the way I go through life. I’m not changing.” Growing up in Greece, Antetokounmpo’s family had little, so he resorted to selling products on the streets to help fulfill their needs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo explains why he is fine with fans selling autographed gear
Larry Brown Sports | Feb 18