Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Personal Information

Full Name Giannis Antetokounmpo
Position Power Forward, Center
DOB (Age) 06-12-1994 (29 yrs)
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.1 m)
Weight 242 lbs (110 kgs)
Draft 2013 - Rd: 1, Pick: 15 (MIL)
Debut 2013
Nickname The Greek Freak
Spouse Mariah Riddlesprigger

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Giannis Antetokounmpo: Breaking ankles and taking names in for Greece
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Giannis Antetokounmpo: A Brief Biography

Giannis Antetokounmpo


Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greece-born basketball player. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA and is known for his explosive gameplay. In just 10 seasons with the Milwaukee franchise, Antetokounmpo has cemented his position as one of the most athletic megastars in the league.


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Giannis Antetokounmpo


NameGiannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo
BornDecember 12, 1994
Age28
NationalityGreece-Nigerian
Height7 Ft.
DebutOctober 13, 2013


Giannis Antetokounmpo’s early life


Giannis Antetokounmpo was born to Nigerian Immigrants in Sepolia, Athens, Greece. He holds Nigerian citizenship in addition to the American one. The 7’ tall small forward began his professional career in Greece in 2011 with Filathlitikos. He played two complete seasons in Greece and then was declared to NBA Draft.

During his period in Greece, he averaged 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. He also had 1.0 blocks per game average in that period. Due to his explosive game, although he was not selected as an All-Star in Greek League, coaches selected him for the game and let him play for fans.


Giannis Antetokounmpo’s NBA Journey

Giannis Antetokounmpo was an unknown name in the USA, but with his tryouts, he made a mark in many franchises. He was selected as the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Famously known as “Greek Freak” in the league, Giannis showed fast development. In his Rookie season, Giannis averaged around 9 points per game, which rose to 17 in the 3rd season.


Antetokounmpo developed into an All-Star calibre player in his 4th season, as he scored more than 20 points in 15 consecutive games for the Bucks. He led the team in most of the stats and also won the “Most Improved Player Award” in the process. After the breakout season, Antetokounmpo’s graph was exponential as his performances earned him back-to-back MVP awards, and he also was named defensive player of the season in 2017.


After much speculation over his future, Giannis remained with the Bucks and signed then record contract with the franchise. He led the team to win their 2nd NBA Championship and the finals MVP award.


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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Awards and achievements


The powerful forward thrives on both ends of the floor. He has achieved many accolades during his decade-long career.


Award/AccoladeYearTeam
1* NBA Champion2021Milwaukee Bucks
7* NBA All Star2017-2023Milwaukee Bucks
2* Regular season MVP2019,2020Milwaukee Bucks
1*NBA Finals MVP2021Milwaukee Bucks
1* NBA All-Star MVP2021Milwaukee Bucks
1* Defensive player of the season2020Milwaukee Bucks
4* All NBA 1st team 2019-2022Milwaukee Bucks
2* All NBA 2nd team2017,2018Milwaukee Bucks
1* All NBA Defensive Team2017Milwaukee Bucks
1* Most Improved Player2017Milwaukee Bucks
NBA 75th Anniversary team2022Milwaukee Bucks



Giannis Antetokounpo’s Record

Antetokounmpo is just 28 years old, but his electrifying and powerful gameplay earned him many fans and accolades. He also broke many franchise and league records in his bright career.


  • Giannis made his debut on October 13, 2013, and became the youngest athlete to play in NBA.

  • Scoring 27 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists against LA Lakers, he became the youngest Bucks player to record a triple-double at the age of 21.

  • With his All-Star selection in 2017, Antetokounmpo became the youngest player in franchise history to start in an All-Star Game.

  • In the 2017 season, Giannis became the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 20 in the league in each of the five major categories in a regular season.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is only the 3rd player after Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon to win MVP, Finals MVP and defensive player of the season award.

  • Antetokounmpo is the 2nd youngest after Kwahi Leonard and only the 2nd European player (Dirk Nowitzki was the 1st) to win the Finals MVP award.

  • Playing in the 2022 playoffs, Giannis became the first player in NBA history to have 200 points, 100 rebounds, and 50 assists in a single series.

  • Antetokounmpo became the first player in the franchise’s history to earn six All-NBA team selections.


Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Contract

The Milwaukee forward is in the top-10 list of highest earners in the league. The 2021 Finals MVP agreed to a five-year, $228 million contract, which is the supermax extension available with the Bucks. Giannis signed the contract in December 2020 with an opt-out clause after the fourth year.


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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Net worth

The Bucks megastar has a net worth of around $110 Million. He is currently the top-grossing athlete in the Milwaukee Bucks franchise with more than $45 million salary in the 2023 season, which will reach $ 51 Million by the end of his contract in 2025.


Backed by a host of sponsors, Antetokounmpo earns around $25 Millions in endorsements. He has deals with Anheuser Busch InBev, Nike, TCL, Come Ready Foods LLC, Electronic Arts, Gr. Sarantis S.A., Greek From Greece Café Cuisine, JBL, Mytilineos S.A.


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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Family and wife

Antetokounmpo has a huge family, and his brothers are in the same profession also. His brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo plays alongside Giannis in the Milwaukee Bucks team. Their youngest brother Alex is also a member of the Bucks franchise. His other brother Kostas Antetokounmpo also had a small stint with the Mavericks and the Lakers, but now he plays in the French league.


On the relationship front, Giannis is married to Mariah Riddlesprigger and has two sons.


FAQs

A. Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Athens in, Greece. 
A. Giannis Antetokounmpo is 7 Ft. tall.
A. Giannis Antetokounmpo had seven All-Star selections. He is an All-Star regular from 2017-2023. He was selected as team captain in the new format of NBA All-Star games three times, only behind LeBron James.
A. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
A. Giannis Antetokounmpo has wingspan of around 7 Ft. 3 in (2.21 meters).
A. Giannis Antetokounmpo is married to Mariah Riddlesprigge and has two sons.