Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on)topic: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greek Hero
Really enjoyed putting this story together -- On how the Greek community has rallied around Giannis everywhere he goes now in the NBA, especially in the NYC area. https://t.co/b97xKeLotm— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) February 10, 2018
As I am sure you have witnessed throughout the course of the season, Giannis has had a handful of post-game trips back onto an opposing team’s court to give his appreciation to fellow Greek-natives that came out to support him. Being the natural mingler that he is, Giannis shows no hesitation in going into the crowds and staying as long as he possibly can chit-chatting.
Not only has Giannis’ star risen across Europe, it has been on a perennial uptick over the past few years stateside. His global draw helped him earn the second most votes among fans for the All-Star game and his jersey checks in at fourth most popular in the NBA. I am very curious to see what the sales numbers look like when his first signature shoe drops in ten months or so.
Tonight’s (off)topic: Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune?
I grew up in a ferocious Wheel of Fortune family and never paid much attention to Jeopardy! until I went off to college. Now my preference scale has tipped in favor of Trebek and Daily Doubles. I’ll still flip on Wheel of Fortune as background noise, but I will always watch Jeopardy! with laser focus. WoF puzzles are easy enough and it can be a little frustrating to play along since the players have full control over your experience, where as Jeopardy! is cut and dry to play along with. You either know it or you don’t. Which one ya got: Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune?
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