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He had to get to the Bradley Center, then the Bucks’ arena, for a game against the Charlotte Bobcats that night — Nov. 23, 2013. And he didn’t have a coat on because, well, he was 18 and Milwaukee is a different world than Athens. Jane Gallop, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a rabid Bucks fan (and my aunt), was in the car with her longtime partner Dick Blau, also a professor at UW-M but considerably less basketball obsessed. They were out shopping when they spotted the skinny 6-foot-11 rookie, wearing jeans and no winter jacket, sprinting. “He was not just walking or jogging. He was running,” Gallop said. “He wasn’t dressed like people who run for exercise. He was wearing jeans. I looked at him and I thought, This person doesn’t know how to dress when it’s 18 degrees.”
Having reached an agreement that he would buy a winter jacket after the game, they drove Antetokounmpo another mile or so to the Bradley Center, where Bucks’ assistant coach Josh Oppenheimer observed the rookie getting out of the backseat of a tiny car and understandably had questions. “Giannis goes to the entrance where the players go into the arena,” Gallop said. “This guy is standing in the parking lot.” “I’m pulling into the arena and get out,” Oppenheimer told The Athletic. “He’s getting out of this car and goes, ‘Hey, Coach!’ I’m like, ‘Who is that?’ He goes, ‘I don’t know. Oh, but they’re very nice,’ and told me the story. I said, ‘Giannis. You can’t get into the car with people you don’t know!’ But to him, they were nice people.”