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Giannis Antetokounmpo is releasing his second signature shoe: The Zoom Freak 2. It is heavily inspired by the sneaker legacy that the late Kobe Bryant left during his time with Nike.
The Milwaukee Bucks star is known as a fan of the Kobe line of sneakers as well as close to the former five-time champion during their playing days.
“I went back with Kobe since I was 15 or 16. Our schools played against each other,” Giannis Antetokounmpo told Sports Illustrated.
The Zoom Freak 2 celebrates Antetokounmpo’s Nigerin roots, a product Nike called a “Creative Family Collective”. His brothers Thanasis (Bucks), Kostas (Los Angeles Lakers), and Alex also took part in the making of the Zoom Freak 2.
They honored their parents, Charles and Veronica, The words “I am my father’s legacy” are inscribed into the sockline, while the traction sole has a print of their roots and Antetokounmpo’s journey into the NBA.