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Giannis planning to train with Hall of Famer Olajuwon

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Giannis Antetokounmpo will be linking up with an NBA legend to prepare for the coming season.

During an appearance on the "48 Minutes" podcast, the Milwaukee Bucks star shared that he plans to train with Hall of Famer and Houston Rockets great Hakeem Olajuwon soon.

"This season for the training camp, I have a trip that I'm gonna go down to Houston and try to work out with Hakeem Olajuwon," Antetokounmpo said. "I love his game, and if I can kind of take a few things from his game or learn anything from the few days I'm gonna spend with him, it's going to be a blessing.

"It's a guy I have looked up to my whole life. It's a guy that my parents look up to because he was the No. 1 guy in Nigeria. He was the best athlete in Nigeria. He was the best athlete in Africa. So just being able to spend some time with him and study the game with him and learn from the greats, it's a blessing."

Antetokounmpo added that Olajuwon will be the third Hall of Famer he's worked out with, following Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant.

The 28-year-old Antetokounmpo averaged a career-high 31.1 points per game last season while leading the Bucks to an NBA-best 58-24 record.

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