Khris Middleton just led the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA Finals for the first time since the early 70’s. He scored 32 points in the elimination game in a Milwaukee team without Giannis Antetokounmpo. He’s a 2 time all-star even though he was drafted in the 2nd round.
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— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 4, 2021
But what are things about Khris Middleton that we don’t about?
Who is Khris Middleton ‘s Significant Other?
Khris Middleton keeps his personal life away from the public eye. However, he does show some sneak peek’s into his life through his socials.
Middleton is not married but in a relationship from 2016. He’s dating Samantha Dutton. A first-grade teacher, community advocate and youth mentor, Dutton has always been an impactful member to her society. They both welcomed a child together in 2019 and named her Audrielle Middleton.
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The Crazy Story of Audrille’s Birth
Among the many benefits of being an NBA superstar, one of the worst parts is being on the road most of the year and away from you family. Especially in the playoffs, all the time and focus goes on winning that they miss out on little things. Well, one playoff game in 2019 Khris almost missed the birth of her daughter.
On the day the Milwaukee Bucks were set to win their first ever playoff series win since 2001 something life changing for Khris happened. Middleton was in Detroit sitting on the bench at the end of a blowout win. At the exact time, back in Milwaukee, Samantha was going into labor.
Mike Budenholzer came to know of the situation and went to Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Bucks, during a timeout to let him know of what had happened. The Bucks team plane would take long and asked if he could let Middleton travel with Lasry on his private plane. Lasry obliged and Middleton left with 4:20 remaining in the game.
Their child was supposed to come during June but was premature and came in April. Luckily Middleton made it in time and witnessed the birth of his beautiful daughter.
“It definitely was (difficult), But I mean, you’ll do anything for your child. I learned that very quickly. It put things in perspective of what’s important. At the same time, it involves knowing what’s at stake, knowing what you can handle and what you can do. We tried to handle the situation as best we could and we came through.”
Middleton’s road to stardom
Just like any 2nd round pick, Middleton began his career in the development league or the G-League. In his first season he played for Detroit he averaged just 6 points and played 27 games. Everyone doubted his aggressiveness and called him soft. He was inconsistent which is still prevalent in his game today.
The Detroit Pistons knew he would be a work in progress but they didn’t want to do that work. They traded him away to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Brandon Jennings trade for matching salary reasons. In his first season on his new team he doubled his scoring. His averages have only gotten better every year and is now blossomed into a legit all-star.
Now he will be in his first NBA Finals and his performance is extremely key to the Milwaukee Bucks winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy.