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The IMPROBABLE JOURNEY Of Khris Middleton... 

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Khris Middleton is lighting it up on the biggest stage possible, just 1 win away from the NBA championship. But his road and journey to this point is quite an interesting and improbable way of getting to the finals.
Let me give you the short version of the Khris Middleton story. What up everybody, my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
If you’re not a Bucks fan, you may not know that he was not drafted by Milwaukee.
In 2012 the Detroit Pistons selected Khris with the 39th selection, of course making him a second round pick.
But his rookie season was a rough experience. Of course as a second rounder he didn’t get a lot of playing time, and was eventually sent to the G-League to develop and try to get better.
Middleton ended the season for Detroit appearing in only 27 games with modest averages of 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1 assist per game.
At the same time, Milwaukee as the 8 seed were preparing for their matchup against Miami’s big three.
This is the famous moment for the Bucks culture when Brandon Jennings said that he thinks they are going to win in 6. (Jennings CLIP)
Of course, they got swept and the front office decided that this was the limit for this team.
So they decided to blow it up and rebuild.
During that off season, the Pistons and the Bucks made a trade- swapping their guards. Brandon Jennings was set to arrive in Detroit, and in return Milwaukee would get Brandon Knight, and as a throw-in, a filler to this trade Middleton was also included.
So for all of you that didn’t know, this is actually the unceremonious way of how Khris became a part of this team.
Regardless, from the moment he put on the Bucks uniform, he saw a lot of playing time and chance to prove himself on a young team.
That young and rebuilding team was not good by any means. Dead last in the league.
But Middleton made a big jump doubling his points per game so there was something promising there.
Oh and btw, this was also the rookie season of Milwaukee’s 15th pick of the draft. A guy named Giannis Antetokounmpo. Some greek guy I guess.
The next 2 seasons Khris continued to improve, reaching an impressive 18.2 points per game in 2015-16. So everything is going great right? Well, not exactly.
The following season that was supposed to follow the upward momentum and truly be a breakout year Khris suffered a scary injury.
During practice he slipped on a wet spot on the court and actually tore his hamstring completely off the bone, which apparently is a pretty rare injury.
He would miss a big portion of that 2016-17 season and only play in 29 games.
There was a tremendous amount of concern among the team for how Khris would be able to bounce back from that, and if he would have the same mobility as well as overall game.
But Khris has been nothing short of amazing ever since the moment he came back.
With averages of 20.1 points per game, 5.2 rebounds and 4 assists per game Middleton told everyone that he is that guy, securing a spot in the all star game 2 times in the last 4 years and with that becoming the first G-League player to become an all star.
And to top everything off, this year the Bucks finale broke through the Eastern conference and went to the finals, at the moment just 1 win away from winning the championship. With Khris as their crunch time closer most of the time.
Whatever happens, this truly is a full circle moment for Khris Middleton and his improbable journey to Milwaukee.
Let me know in the comments if you knew his story. That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

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20 Ιούλ 2021

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Mai Big Butt
Mai Big Butt Πριν ημέρα
So proud of him same as Jrue and PJ.
ybk
ybk Πριν 3 ημέρες
Sthephen you should Have called board
Jackie Bartolo
Jackie Bartolo Πριν 3 ημέρες
Kris and Giannis going to have there numbers hanging in Milwaukee rafters one day
Grace Aaliyah
Grace Aaliyah Πριν 3 ημέρες
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Mister Mayhem
Mister Mayhem Πριν 3 ημέρες
This aged very well.
JunVic Corpuz
JunVic Corpuz Πριν 4 ημέρες
KM' movements are like MJ's movements.
Kenneth Qiu
Kenneth Qiu Πριν 4 ημέρες
I am grateful to Giannis for being patient enough to wait for Middleton to improve and become a Real All star
Alvin Umali
Alvin Umali Πριν 5 ημέρες
Dynamic duo Freak+Cashmoney
Ahmed Iqbal el huda
Ahmed Iqbal el huda Πριν 5 ημέρες
I remember when i debate with my friend, i told him , the time jason kidd coaching bucks, khris is the best player at bucks, he dont trust me 😂, i say to him gianis is special player, but khris midleton is missing piece if a team want to be contender for champion, adn now he still dont know before gianis rise, khris is the best player at bucks 😂
Dominic Delgado
Dominic Delgado Πριν 5 ημέρες
kris middleton - the bucks most important player giannis- the bucks best player when a goat gets help when its IMPORTANT you get rings.
Saint Arj
Saint Arj Πριν 6 ημέρες
im so glad that giannis and the bucks won
Nael Nasereldeen
Nael Nasereldeen Πριν 6 ημέρες
Great success story. Just curious- at 03:27 - that should have been an offensive foul right? Pushing with the off hand
Benrick The Bratboy
Benrick The Bratboy Πριν 6 ημέρες
2x All Star Yeah!
Lorenzo Salud
Lorenzo Salud Πριν 6 ημέρες
Middleton reminds me of Michael Redd
Tweztan Padewnal
Tweztan Padewnal Πριν 6 ημέρες
1:55 crazy he hit a game winner against the suns
TeJaY DaNG !
TeJaY DaNG ! Πριν 6 ημέρες
Didnt know 2k Mad Ants was real
Scorin Boii
Scorin Boii Πριν 6 ημέρες
Hyped inconsistent player
The UrbanRacer
The UrbanRacer Πριν 7 ημέρες
under rated khris ...
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson Πριν 7 ημέρες
Can't help but love this Bucks team.
maxdobasquete
maxdobasquete Πριν 7 ημέρες
Don't know why... but his game kinda remind me of Michael Redd ...
Røss Williams
Røss Williams Πριν 7 ημέρες
2:20 Jae Crowder on the Celtics
Michael McCain
Michael McCain Πριν 7 ημέρες
He reminds me of a tmac sprinkle with a little of tmac
Adonis K.
Adonis K. Πριν 7 ημέρες
That's some legit Kash Money right there
Alien Alf
Alien Alf Πριν 7 ημέρες
Why did i think Middleton is left handed? Lmao
Ephphatha Salama
Ephphatha Salama Πριν 7 ημέρες
I came here after he won the nba finals and at least one thing is constant, his humbleness. This character let you sometimes be overlooked but that does get noticed in the long run and you always accomplish great things.
TopShottaa TJ
TopShottaa TJ Πριν 7 ημέρες
lmao 1:13 turned that frown upside down
Roween Roween
Roween Roween Πριν 7 ημέρες
Giannis was dominating when Middleton came back from injury. But when he came back in, the assisst of Giannis rocketed esp with matthews that season
kaleb Blackwell
kaleb Blackwell Πριν 7 ημέρες
Crazy how middleton was a filler in a trade for Brandon Jennings
kaleb Blackwell
kaleb Blackwell Πριν 7 ημέρες
People don’t understand how hard khris and Giannis worked to get where they are
Lord Jarred Jr
Lord Jarred Jr Πριν 7 ημέρες
From G-league to Champ...
Akira S
Akira S Πριν 7 ημέρες
I like how this Bucks team was "homegrown" and not some artificial assembly of random stars. I get so tired of Lebron style superteams nowadays.
Romy Cruz
Romy Cruz Πριν 7 ημέρες
Yesssssssssssssssss you made the second one ! that's 1/2 steph. mine is 5/5 :)
Uganda Knuckles
Uganda Knuckles Πριν 7 ημέρες
This is what the lakers were expecting from kuzma :(
innoc3ntbystndr
innoc3ntbystndr Πριν 7 ημέρες
I’m a Boston Celtics fan but I like Khris Middleton. He’s story is truly inspiring and he’s one of the nicest guy in the league.
Renjolo Bagunu
Renjolo Bagunu Πριν 7 ημέρες
Deymmm
tagasupil
tagasupil Πριν 7 ημέρες
Money Making Middleton !
HyperAGA
HyperAGA Πριν 7 ημέρες
this is what happens if you do things the hard way, unlike kd. his ring is worth more than any of kd's rings. coming from a warriors fan.
BX BOMBER
BX BOMBER Πριν 7 ημέρες
Middleton game on another level this season..
Amani Maonga
Amani Maonga Πριν 8 ημέρες
I didn't know. Nice video
Rage King
Rage King Πριν 8 ημέρες
At least he has a ring now
Jai
Jai Πριν 8 ημέρες
They way Giannis and Middleton developed is beautiful man
Troy Solano
Troy Solano Πριν 8 ημέρες
Jason Kidd should get a lot of credit for developing both Khris Middleton and Giannis
hmoobmeeka
hmoobmeeka Πριν 8 ημέρες
Giannis and Khris are the only 2 bucks players left from the 15-67 team
Roy
Roy Πριν 8 ημέρες
Aaand as of the moment he's an NBA champion
Sad Face
Sad Face Πριν 8 ημέρες
He's a Champion as we speak
Ulysses Joyce
Ulysses Joyce Πριν 8 ημέρες
Mindblowing draft pick of best players of the new NBA champions.. Holiday: 17, Anteto: 15, Middleton: 39 and G-league!
Kelvin Tran
Kelvin Tran Πριν 8 ημέρες
This whole team has a bunch of stories. Middleton started in the G-League, Giannis went from living in a small apartment with his fam to one of the best under a decade, under appreciated Jrue that got his FIRST all defense recognition despite being the best guard defender (credited by KD, Dame and many other stars), PJ tucker, and Brook Lopez..... these guys worked their whole life for this. Its pretty amazing
Eruptic
Eruptic Πριν 8 ημέρες
How does Detroit always get rid of their best players or those with the most potential? 😂😂
Skeam Rivera
Skeam Rivera Πριν 8 ημέρες
those years is like jennings jennings jennings jersey anywhere
Homeless to Greatness
Homeless to Greatness Πριν 8 ημέρες
Roulette Jordan is a champion now.
Aljun Reyes
Aljun Reyes Πριν 8 ημέρες
The closer of the series
Christopher Nugent
Christopher Nugent Πριν 8 ημέρες
Milwaukee Bucks NBA 2021 Chapinons** **Nets/Lakers/Clippers/Nuggets all suffered with serious injuries meaning star players couldn't take part in the playoffs.
IRA-BIM
IRA-BIM Πριν 8 ημέρες
damn! Giannis, Kris, Jrue, PJ are all humble dudes with no egoes.
Daddy Rye
Daddy Rye Πριν 8 ημέρες
great story... i always waiting for your content 🥰🥰🇵🇭
denmark cuarteros
denmark cuarteros Πριν 8 ημέρες
And the rest is historical.. Giannis and Kmid is a CHAMPIONS NOW.💪🏆🦌😛
Derrick Knows
Derrick Knows Πριν 8 ημέρες
He's now a champion
PRIME
PRIME Πριν 8 ημέρες
jennings: bucks in 6
PRIME
PRIME Πριν 8 ημέρες
2k mycareer
Enrique Riveral
Enrique Riveral Πριν 8 ημέρες
and now nba champion
Knife Legs
Knife Legs Πριν 8 ημέρες
Congrats well deserve
unboxing 90's collectibles
unboxing 90's collectibles Πριν 8 ημέρες
Please for part 2 of middleton !
Ivan Mandani
Ivan Mandani Πριν 8 ημέρες
Real champ
Troy Antoine
Troy Antoine Πριν 8 ημέρες
I knew he was drafted by Detroit but didn't know that he went to the G-League and then got traded to Milwaukee. I thought he signed with Milwaukee. BUT HE GOT A RING!
Ayo Joseph
Ayo Joseph Πριν 8 ημέρες
It's his humility that intrigues me.
Laiyin Li
Laiyin Li Πριν 8 ημέρες
I am here after Bucks won!!!
Abhay K
Abhay K Πριν 8 ημέρες
Cool. Thanks for the info Stephan
Jack Kent Tay
Jack Kent Tay Πριν 8 ημέρες
now he's a champion!! 💪
Vale Show
Vale Show Πριν 8 ημέρες
Congrats bucks Giannis and Middleton 2021 NBA Champion!!!
NCR Ajzo
NCR Ajzo Πριν 8 ημέρες
Khris and Giannis have 2 of the most insane stories in the league. Then they won together... Deserved
Junjun Santos
Junjun Santos Πριν 8 ημέρες
Well deserved man!
Gab S.
Gab S. Πριν 8 ημέρες
And he's an NBA Champion
Anandhu Sekhar
Anandhu Sekhar Πριν 8 ημέρες
He May be inconsistent but he's clutch.
karuna Pradhan
karuna Pradhan Πριν 8 ημέρες
Was really rooting for the Suns and cp3 😢😢
karuna Pradhan
karuna Pradhan Πριν 8 ημέρες
He was playing like Chris Paul in the finals😲
karuna Pradhan
karuna Pradhan Πριν 8 ημέρες
Man's really clutch👀
CK_IDGAF
CK_IDGAF Πριν 8 ημέρες
props to you, a bunch of dumb comments in your video win the Suns were up 2-0 and folks said the Bucks were finished. You told folks to wait and see.
R.A. Villahermosa
R.A. Villahermosa Πριν 8 ημέρες
2021 NBA CHAMP!
Bonsu The Tiger
Bonsu The Tiger Πριν 8 ημέρες
Trust the Process
eL Patron
eL Patron Πριν 8 ημέρες
and an NBA champ
kingA 23
kingA 23 Πριν 8 ημέρες
He's a champ now..
joecesh
joecesh Πριν 8 ημέρες
AND NOW, A CHAMPION
Kellen Moon
Kellen Moon Πριν 8 ημέρες
Khris decided to be an allstar.
Nuke Code
Nuke Code Πριν 8 ημέρες
From being a G-League player to being the World Champs!! Congrats Bucks, ya'll deserve it
Riggs Villareal
Riggs Villareal Πριν 8 ημέρες
Damn, from the G-league to being an NBA champion!
Archit Barve
Archit Barve Πριν 8 ημέρες
Bucks win the championship Me: Kardashian curse hits hard
Pj Padua
Pj Padua Πριν 8 ημέρες
Update: G League to All Star to NBA Champion🤘
Iñigo Acebedo
Iñigo Acebedo Πριν 8 ημέρες
he won a championship.
mithun mitz
mithun mitz Πριν 8 ημέρες
G-League ---> NBA Champion... You deserve it Khris.. You've earned it... 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Ebin Joe Philip Philip
Ebin Joe Philip Philip Πριν 8 ημέρες
He won a championship rn
temperfazzz
temperfazzz Πριν 8 ημέρες
BUCKS WINNNN
FreakShawn
FreakShawn Πριν 8 ημέρες
He just won the finals🙌👏
Jay-Vee Mendoza
Jay-Vee Mendoza Πριν 8 ημέρες
to champ
Kai Mono
Kai Mono Πριν 8 ημέρες
AND HE NOW HAS A RING
Dan Schmo
Dan Schmo Πριν 8 ημέρες
I think Middleton just clinched these finals
Samsung Phone
Samsung Phone Πριν 8 ημέρες
Mission Impossible (Basketball Edition).
Lasap Matthew
Lasap Matthew Πριν 8 ημέρες
Nice story bro!
Biblical
Biblical Πριν 8 ημέρες
I know that he's drafted by the pistons but what i didnt know is that he was part of knight-jennings trade, imagine picking some players on your roster to thrown in to a trade then he became the best player on the trade lmao.
Romel Gonzales
Romel Gonzales Πριν 8 ημέρες
Khris Middleton is the underrated Kevin Durant 💯
Thuan Tran
Thuan Tran Πριν 9 ημέρες
I did not know that about Khris. Dude is solid.
khakhashi Sam
khakhashi Sam Πριν 9 ημέρες
Great narrative. Love the video. ...and the follow through.
King James 21
King James 21 Πριν 9 ημέρες
Joe Johnson of the new era...
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