For Giannis Antetokounmpo family is everything. The reigning NBA MVP has already had a stellar career but the special bond he has with his younger brothers and parents far exceeds all of the accolades. In fact, Giannis almost quit playing basketball during his rookie year to return to Greece to be with his family. Thankfully he was able to bring his family stateside and continue his NBA career. In an effort to honor those that sacrificed for him, Giannis has been honoring his family with special colorways of his first signature sneaker the Nike Zoom Freak 1.
The latest edition, the ‘Roses’ is in memoriam of his late father, Charles. Who unfortunately passed of a heart attack in 2017. The tributary colorway comes dressed in White with Metallic Gold and University Red accents. The defining feature is the rose-patterned outsole which reads, “I Am My Father’s Legacy.”