Basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the first non-American basketball player to have a Nike sports shoe showcasing his name.
Nike will soon be releasing the ‘Greek Freak’s’ signature shoe, which will be made available worldwide.
“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship; with this we bring unique personality to life through new signature product and storytelling next year,” Nike CEO Mark Parker said.
Antetokounmpo has also patented the ‘Greek Freak’ nickname as his trademark through the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, which will be displayed “on backpacks, as well as shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, hooded jackets, sports jerseys, socks, warm-up suits, caps,” according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark notice.
The Greek born athlete also appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes program this week, where he spoke about his childhood and growing up to become an NBA superstar.
“You know, it was tough. We didn’t have a lot of money. But we had a lot of happiness. So we weren’t broke happiness-wise. When we were struggling back in the day, we were all together in one room, same room. We were having fun. We were smiling. There was some tough times,” Giannis said.