PBS NewsHour

On Giannis Antetokounmpo's journey from hardships to hero

Clip: 07/21/2021 | 3m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

The city of Milwaukee is celebrating its first national basketball championship in 50 years. It's a delirious moment for a city and a smaller-market team that once won with the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Fans are cheering the team and its new superstar leader Giannis Antetokounmpo — the seventh player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a final. Stephanie Sy reports.

Aired: 07/21/21

Rating: NR

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