Bucks guard Khris Middleton gives us a sneak-peek into his daily life, as captured by NBA camera crew ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
There is not much that everyone knows about Middleton, unlike his other teammates Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday.
The 39th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Middleton was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, where he played his rookie season. The following year the 2x NBA All-Star was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.
In the 8 seasons he has played so far with the Bucks, Middleton has averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists on a 46.1% shooting from the field and 39.6% from beyond the arc.
Middleton has been the perfect Robin to Giannis’ Batman, with many experts even suggesting the other way round.
The Bucks guard had one of his best performances recently in Game three against the Hawks in the ECF. The Bucks guard was phenomenal, especially in the 4th quarter scoring 20 of his 38-points.
The Greek Freak had the following to say while talking about his bond with Middleton: “I told him the day you retire is going to be the toughest day in my career because I’ve been with you the whole time, and it’s been an unbelievable journey. He’s a great team guy, from where we started and where we are.”
A day in the life of Khris Middleton
There is very little known about the Bucks guard until recently when he gave us a glimpse into his life. Middleton considers Milwaukee his home since he has played most of his career there.
A Day in the Life with Khris Middleton 🎥
GAME 1: Tuesday at 9pm/et on ABC pic.twitter.com/HQJyhdp7Yw
— NBA (@NBA) July 6, 2021
The 2x NBA All-Star spoke about how he loves to spend time with his family playing ping-pong and pool. Middleton also showed his cardroom, where his family and friends spend a lot of time talking smack.
Middleton played college basketball for Texas A&M leading his team in scoring on several occasions. The Bucks guard was a part of the Big 12 in all his 3-years of college.
Middleton also had his 3-point contest ball kept with signatures from all the participants during the 2016 NBA All-Star.
The Bucks guard also touched upon the hamstring injury that he sustained during 2016 and how he had built a gym in his house. That would help improve his strength and conditioning.
The Texas A&M player is also a big fan of video games and added by saying how great of a stress-buster it is for him.
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Middleton is all guns blazing entering his first NBA Finals, he has had some terrific performances in the 2021 NBA Playoffs and has been the spine of the team in the absence of their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.