Outside The Lines: For Childress, Greece is the word
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.
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Outside The LinesFans kiss his feet. Coaches are cool with 14 ppg. And, oh yeah, he's got that big, fat contract. So far so good for Josh Childress ballin' in Greece.
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