Fast forward one year, and Giannis is now viewed as one of the most promising young prospects in the NBA, after unexpectedly seeing significant playing time for the team with the worst record in the league. He will compete in the NBA's Rising Stars Event (formerly known as the Rookie-Sophomore game) and the Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend in the upcoming days.
To celebrate our one year anniversary of seeing the Greek Freek for the first time, we revisit some of the footage we first brought to light from the Greek second division a year ago, and compare it with what we're now seeing in the NBA on a nightly basis to evaluate how Giannis is progressing as a basketball player.
For comparison's sake, here's the video we produced on Giannis one year ago after seeing him for the first time in Greece:
And our first interview: