Giannis, Bucks host basketball game in Racine County prison
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Bucks players and coaches brought their talents to a Racine County prison for a special basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 17.
It had all the sights and sounds of a Bucks game, from the team dancers to a rim rocking halftime show, and of course -- Giannis Antetokounmpo.
"You realize everyone has their own story," said Giannis. "Just coming in here and listening to them going through what they have to say and listening to the pain they have, it's amazing."
Nine incarcerated individuals played in the game while Bucks stars like Giannis and Pat Connaughton roamed the sidelines as coaches.
Governor Tony Evers was on the court too, as he feels strongly about advocating for criminal justice reform.
Represent Justice brought the game to Racine is about breaking down stigmas of what it means to be incarcerated, and it was easy to see how much the night meant to the men in the room.
Richard Gray is 25 years old and he's been in and out of the system for more than 10 years.
"What I like about it is you guys got to see the humanity behind us," Gray said. "You don't seen the greens, you don't see the DOC numbers. You see us as humans, and a lot of people out there don't see that."
The Bucks will also team up with the Sacramento Kings in February at Fiserv Forum to highlight and inspire community advocates.