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

Author/creator Fader, Mirin author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2021.
Copyright Notice ©2021
Descriptionxvi, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Portion of title Giannis
Portion of title Improbable rise of an NBA MVP
Contents Prologue -- 1. Hunger -- 2. Dreaming -- 3. Stateless -- 4. Found -- 5. America -- 6. Lonely -- 7. Hope -- 8. Reunited -- 9. Mean -- 10. Star -- 11. Loss -- 12. Identity -- 13. Freak -- 14. MVP -- 15. Home -- Epilogue.
Abstract "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"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 327-369) and index.
LCCN 2021939362
ISBN9780306924125 (hardcover)
ISBN0306924129 (hardcover)

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Joyner General Stacks GV884.A56.F33 2021 ✔ Available Place Hold