#KicksStalker: Adidas tries to woo Antetokounmpo with a van of sneakers
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been a Nike guy since he got into the NBA in 2013, and now that he’s officially a sneaker free agent, Adidas seemed to pounce on the opportunity.
The Milwaukee Bucks forward posted an Instagram story, which unfortunately has been deleted since 24 hours have elapsed since writing, wherein the brand with the three stripes sent him a van full of gear.
Hat tip to Bleacher Report for saving a copy of the Instagram story wherein Antetokounmpo went giddy upon looking at the parked van full of sneakers and other apparel.
“Adidas came with a truck, man, they got the Yeezys,” said Antetokoumpo in the video.
The video only showed the backdoors open and the van was filled to the brim with bags, boxes of Adidas Ultraboosts and Yeezys, and there was even a white-and-blue pair of Stan Smiths outside of its box.
Teammate Thon Maker, who was wearing a pair of Adidas Crazy Explosives, joined Antetokoumpo for a picture.
Adidas did a similar stunt when it signed James Harden back when it sent a truck-full of shoes to the Houston All Star’s house back in 2015.
Antetokounmpo, who’s known for his frugality, however, wore the Swoosh from head to toe.
Maybe Adidas’ gesture will persuade the Greek Freak to join them this year.
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