In Nov. 2017, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo's announced his long-term deal with Nike, which will reportedly include a signature sneaker with the Swoosh. Following months of speculation, it looks like the basketball model may be finally releasing this summer.
According to @djfolk on Twitter, Antetokounmpo's first signature sneaker is rumored to be called the Nike Freak 1. The shoe is rumored to debut in a black and white color in June/July, with a red and white scheme following in August. Official images have yet to surface.
UPDATE (03/21): During Nike's Q3 earnings call for fiscal year 2019, CEO Mark Parker announced that Giannis Antetokounmpo's anticipated debut signature model, reportedly named the Freak 1, will be releasing in the coming months during the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
"Building on the energy of the NBA Playoffs, Giannis [Antetokounmpo] will cap off his incredible season with the reveal of his first signature shoe," Parker said.
UPDATE (05/22): Despite Giannis Antetokounmpo currently battling the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals, the Greek Freak still has yet to lace up his first signature sneaker, the Nike Zoom Freak 1. While many fans still eagerly await the debut, there is now some news about when we might be able to expect the pair at retailers.
According to Swedish retailer Solestory's official release calendar, the "Total Orange/Midnight Navy-White" colorway previewed below will be arriving on June 29. As for when Antetokounmpo will actually play a game in them, that is still up in the air.
UPDATE (06/21): Official images of the "Total Orange/Midnight Navy-White" have surfaced. The colorway has been previously rumored to release on June 29 for $120.
UPDATE (06/25): Following Giannis Antetokounmpo being awarded 2019 NBA MVP honors, official images have surfaced of the "Lucid Green" Nike Zoom Freak 1. The pair is still reportedly slated to arrive at retailers on July 10 for $120. Get a closer look at the colorway below.
Nike Zoom Freak 1
Release Date: 06/29/19
Color: Total Orange/Midnight Navy-White
Style #: BQ5422-800
Nike Zoom Freak 1
Release Date: 07/10/19
Color: Black/Black-White-Lucid Green
Style #: BQ5422-001