— What is your goal for your career? — I wanna be an NBA … NBA player. — I used to play the game
with the shoes, take them off, pass them to Thanasis. He’d put them on, he’d play. And obviously now, you know,
I’ve got him so many shoes. He can enjoy all the shoes
that I’ve got for him. — It wasn’t that hard, like,
I feel like everybody says “Oh man, it should be hard”. I mean, it wasn’t that hard. We can … OK, I wore a
size bigger than him, but, I mean, it got the job done. I’ll be honest with you, I think we could play
barefooted, if we could. — Me and my brothers,
obviously we were always close to one another. Thanasis,
he’s my older brother, (the second—I’ve got two older brothers), and he signed a deal with the
first division in Greece, and he came back with a pair of shoes. And it was the Kobe Force, white and red. And when I saw that— you know, Kobe was my
favourite player at the time— I was like, “Please let me have
them, please let me have them”. And at first he was like, “No”, and all like “Those are my shoes”, and “I haven’t even worn them yet. “Let me, let me enjoy … enjoy a little bit and
then you can have them”. Then, again, my dad came
out and he was like, “No, we don’t do this here”, like, “What you have, you’re gonna
share”, like “You’re gonna share. Having your own stuff is not an option. You’re always gonna share with your
brother. You’re the oldest brother. You gotta show the right example”. — Compared to other stuff
we were going through, this was nothing. Now, you can’t make fun of a guy who switches his shoes with his brother and then you lose by 40 points.
You can’t make fun of this guy. Even if you want to, you
gotta … You can’t say like, “Oh man, you don’t have shoes, but … ” — Giannis’ new signature shoe may be the best basketball
shoe of the year. — Wow, that is some high praise. — I think it’s gonna be a
classic basketball shoe, a lot of guys will be
wearing that shoe all year. — Never ever thought I’m gonna have my own signature shoe, but at the end of the day, if you
work hard and you really believe in yourself and you
believe in your dreams, you know, stuff like this can happen. You know, they represent
just being different. You know, being unique. And the way I play. There’s never been a player my size doing the things I do, freaky
stuff I do on the court. So that’s why we tried to
do something different, and, you know, do the Swoosh big and backwards. It’s all about being
freaky and being different. You know, whatever I do, I
represent my, you know, my family, and I think my dad did a great
job, you know, raising us and showing us, you know,
how to be disciplined, how to respect one another,
how to love one another. He did whatever it took, you
know, for us, to provide for us. I want to pay tribute to my
dad and keep his legacy going. So that’s why, I put my …
I am my father’s legacy. He always loved roses, and obviously he’s not here
to see the final product, but always with the rose, you
know, I’m gonna represent my dad. That’s why I wanted the
rose to basically be there in every step I take,
you know, moving forward. Every minute I play on
the basketball court, he’s always going to be there helping me. The feeling, even right now, it’s surreal. Definitely back then, I was 16, 15, 16, I never thought I’m
gonna have my own shoe. Never. But it’s just hard work that paid off. If you believe in yourself,
believe in your dreams and work hard, you know,
things like this can happen. — I’m trying to think, I know
I wanna say something nice. I’m trying to think,
to say something nice. Don’t cut this! Keep the camera rolling. Don’t cut this. Say something nice. Nothing else. We love you, Gigi. We love you. All right, ciao. That’s it.

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Dennis Veasley

97 thoughts on “Nike – I Am Giannis Ep. 5: Zoom Freak 1”

  1. nike is comfortable in their laziness. Giannis's shoe is a standard nike shoe, repackaged, with minor adjustments, and a new name. voilà…signature shoe!

  2. FUK Nike and crapernik. When I want to show hatred for the USA I will buy Nike products. Don't hold your breath

  3. Αυτό θα πει πραγματικό ελληνικό πνεύμα!! Έντιμο ταπεινό και αδάμαστη ψυχή!! Μπράβο σε όλη την οικογένεια αντετοκουνμπο !!!

  4. Nike is an anti American company. Buy New Balance. Colin Kaepernick needs to go live in Africa where he can be free of the evil white man. He can enjoy traditional African culture such as cannibalism, mass rape, living in huts made of mud and elephant shit, wearing voodoo charms made from human body parts and blessed by witchdoctors, starving to death, being eaten by lions and crocodiles, getting robbed and murdered by warlords, standing in line for food aid from white countries, living without utilities, and dying from diseases such as aids and ebola.

  5. Heck If Betsy Ross Flag from 1776 is offensive how far back into history does Nike draw the line? The 5th Century BC Greek City States were offensive. Nike should ditch the Nike Greek Goddess Name and Logo. The Greeks were big time Slavers, ultra misogynistict and Patriarchal, practicing culturally accepted pedophilia,. Greeks were very racist against outsiders even considering Macedonians as “Barbarians” they thought of Persians were sub human.

  6. LOL, I didn't realize Nike was letting Colin Kaepernick run their company now.
    Also, you should be kissing America's ass for the success of your business.
    Don't cater to a minority of screamers. Respect the country.
    Everybody always bitches and moans but nobody ever leaves. Color me surprised.

  7. Black American here…..happy 4th my fellow Americans ….AND FUCK YOU NIKE!!! You have let ignorance hijacked your responsibilities and like that mental head case …you too now hate America first. . Here's why? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrg85VQ0nEE

  8. Maybe Nike is really sneaky. This latest stunt (pissing on the American flag) might be a covert campaign contribution for Trump 2020. Or you're just retarded. Delete this comment, assholes.

  9. Brother I love u to death an I want u to succeed big time… However!! the Raptors exposed your one dimensional ness an am sure you already know an are working on it!!!

  10. Nike ??)))))))))))) You discusting ungrateful and stupid HOPE YOU CAN LIVE ON DEMOCRATS MONEY)))))) THEY DON'T MAKE MONEY THEY ONLY DEMAND MONEY FROM OTHERS AND WHEN NO MORE MONEY TO GIVE )))))))) ??? YOU WILL SEE ))) IN THIS LIFE EVERYBODY GETS WHAT THEY DESERVE !! YOU WANT ONLY CERTAIN KIND POPULATION ???? YOU WILL YOU GOT IT !!! )))))))))))))))))

  11. You are globalists, Nike. I hope business falls so far down that your grandchildren spit on you in disgust.

  12. I want the Betsy Ross Flag Shoes along with other US Citizens. Its ridiculous that you let Colin KP make business decisions for you.

  13. I have worn Nike shoes my whole life. After is Kaepernick BS…………….AGAIN this week. I will never buy…..wear……………or even take items from Nike for free. Never again. A lot of other people I know………….feel the same way. NEVER AGAIN

  14. Nike..Anti-American…I'm sure communist countries love Nike. Really? You pulled out American Patriot Sneakers. I will never ever buy Nike again. Besides they are over priced cheap crap anymore..

  15. I am a PROUD AMERICAN and I am PISSED that you pulled the Betsy Ross sneakers. I really wanted a pair of them but you are so pussified that you let a has been tell you what you can make so sad. So instead of selling tons of those shoes you have lost tons of customers I will NEVER buy you shitty shoes ever again.

  16. Nike shoes suck ass! Sweatshop running douchbag company that holds up idiots like Colin "bozo the ass clown " Kapernick as their spokesman. An oppressed millionaire. Phil Knight your a fucking punk ass bitch!

  17. Not to work at Nike. Assbites. We stand with the best people in our country's history. Betsy Ross was a member of a devout Quaker community in Philadelphia which led one of the earliest of anti-slavery movements in our country's history. Her state, Pennsylvania, was the 1st to abolish slavery, 7 years before the constitution! In a time where too few had rights, a strong woman created a symbol that would help unite this great country."

  18. You woke idiots just lost my business because you listened to an entitled asshole like Colin Kaepernick. I will NEVER buy another one of your products

  19. Giannis has been through a lot but rarely talks about it, I rate him for just letting his passion for basketball speak for him because a lot of people in general like to look for sympathy.

  20. Να τον κάνουμε πρωθυπουργό ρε ….. λες και το έχει κάνει ως τώρα ποια καριέρα τι έχει πετύχει ; Πολύ διαφήμιση … και αυτός ο Θανάσης μεγάλη τρόμπα

  21. Colin Kaepernick is a sellout and so are Nike, i Don't give a rats ass about anyone's skin tone or Any BULLSHIT OF ANY KIND You want to protest FINE you want to sell out FINE BUT YOU DO NOT DISRESPECT THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOU TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE A PIECE OF SHIT if you don't like this country Why don't you FUCKING MOVE TO SYRIA I BET THEY WOULD LOVE YOU THERE YOU GREEDY BASTARDS, MEN WOMAN AND CHILDREN TOILED LABORED AND LOST JUST SO YOU CAN HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPIT ON THEIR GRAVES FUCK YOU!.

  22. Hi Giannis,
    I just want to say thank you. This documentary helped me to get back to basketball and practice for my high school tryouts. I got rejected from high school basketball last year, but then my coach recommended me to go to a local team. When I went to the local team, I got in, but I would play for just 10 minutes and it was hard to see my parents see me on bench. Finished the season then when my mom drove me 11 miles to try out for AAU for the first time, no one wanted to help me. When I try to communicate with the players, all they say is "I am already on the team" or "oh, you want this ball" then shoot it. I high fived the coaches, but when the practice started, all he said was "You got two minutes" then "Look buddy this is not for you." I cried outside then the head coach came to me and asked me to watch the players and call him after school. The other coach who rejected me asked me to hold his watch. Next day, I called the head coach then he said "Oh, I am watching a game I am gonna call you back" and he never called back. Every time I hold the ball, I hear this is not for you and it is hard for me as a 17 year old because it is too late to get recognized by colleges or anyone, but this documentary gave me hope and I will work hard every day to get better. Thank You Giannis.

  23. Nike, give me and other people more Giannis, more I am Giannis. Please. I want to see his, his history. You khow Giannis is my favourite player so i want. I want this

  24. You want His story? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V13ilM4hpII&t=66s it sould be with subs, but if its not, You will find it. Its on youtube.

  25. Best looking Nike basketball shoe currently on the market! Sadly the material is cheap and honestly is missing a premium touch, should really be like $80 or $90. And only Zoom in the Heel. KD12 blows these out of the water in terms of comfort, cushioning and technology

  26. Recently just made a performance test / review on the greek freak 1's! would appreciate it if you guys checked it out! #alllove

  27. Nike: Basically the only company out there who's commercials I willfully go out of my way to watch and enjoy. Amidst my own setbacks and difficulties. A company that's a step ahead

  28. Когда захотел себе Фрики и взял их, а потом передумал и хочешь взять себя Патрики ;(
    (Kyrie 5 Patrick)

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