Bucks fan's 'Make-A-Wish' to spend day with Giannis Antetokounmpo comes true
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Bucks and Make-a-Wish Foundation made one Wisconsin boy’s dreams come true. The team signed an honorary one-day contract with 12-year-old Easton King.
Easton King has a neuromuscular disease and has been in a wheelchair since he was 2-years-old. He was granted a wish with the Make-A-Wish foundation one year ago and couldn't think of anything that would be better than hanging out with his favorite player, Giannis Antetokounmpo. King was at practice with the team Saturday and got to stay and watch the Milwaukee Bucks face the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“I’m used to watching him on TV a lot so when I saw all these players all I could see is basically their legs,” King laughed.
King asked his idol to dunk for him during the game.
“I’m going to do the windmill and I’m going to point at you. That’s going to be yours,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said to King.
The 12-year-old got much more than just an experience, Easton signed a one-day honorary contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, got his very own jersey and a warm welcome from his newest teammate and role model.
“He’s one of the best teammates I’ve ever had,” Antetokounmpo said.
King’s mother said this wish will help her son through tough times.
“When things get rough, he’s got it to think about and cheer him up,” Laurie King said.
It’s an experience that put a smile on King and his favorite player’s face too.
“When you look back you’re going to look back at all these moments when you were able to help kids and make a kid’s day special,” Antetokounmpo said.