Giannis Antetokounmpo tries baseball for the first time, looks like a beginner
The reigning NBA MVP tried his hand at baseball for the first time ever, and it did not go well.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is on a tour to promote the release of his new Nike shoe and was at Yankee Stadium for Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Before the game, the Greek Freak tried to take some swings off a tee beneath the stands. Let’s just say he looked very much like a beginner.
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Antetokoumpo said that was his first time ever playing baseball and even holding one. He said it was heavier than he expected.
“I would be a terrible baseball player,” the Milwaukee Bucks star said.
Antetokounmpo is one of the best basketball players on the planet, so we’ll cut him some slack for having a raw swing.
Hopefully he enjoyed baseball as much as he liked some other American classics.