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Outside The Lines: For Childress, Greece is the word

Originally Published: November 6, 2008
By Mark Schwarz | ESPN

ATHENS, Greece -- Josh Childress is a free-spirited, open-minded world traveler. Perhaps that makes him the perfect candidate to become the most prominent American-born player in his prime to take a 7,000-mile leap outside his NBA comfort zone.

Childress has no tattoos, no entourage and no All-Star appearances, so nobody will ever mistake him for Kobe Bryant or LeBron James.

But in Athens, his new basketball home, the fans treat him like a Greek god.

"They're ...

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