Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is a pro-American basketball player who has been playing for Milwaukee Bucks since 2013 and is currently playing his 8th NBA season. He is the definition of hardwork and one the most dominating forwards in the league he was picked 15th in the first round of the 2013 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, he has been playing here for 8 straight seasons, the way he attacks the basketball makes him one the most passionate and hardworking individuals in the league and how he has transitioned himself in his current role is just amazing to watch, he is well known in the league as, “ The Greek Freak.”
Giannis was born in Athens, Greece on December 6, 1994. the son of immigrants from Nigeria. Three years earlier, his parents had moved from Lagos, leaving their firstborn son, Francis, under the care of his grandparents.Adetokunbo grew up in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia. His parents, as immigrants, could not easily find work, so Giannis and his older brother, Thanasis, helped by hawking watches, handbags, and sunglasses in the streets. In 2007, he started playing basketball. Antetokounmpo also holds Nigerian citizenship having received his Nigerian passport in 2015,and as such possesses dual citizenship.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks as the 15th overall pick in the 2013 draft. He was one of the youngest players in the NBA to make his debut. He would constantly keep improving season after season, improving his scoring by nearly 17 points per game. He was a skinny kid from Athens when he got there, but he became the “Greek Freak”, in a matter of few years.
Over the following few seasons, Giannis improved as a shooter and defender to rank among the best in the league. He was first named to both an All-NBA Defensive Second Team and an NBA All-Star Team during the 2016–2017 NBA season. In the coming years he would eventually break out as a star and win back to back MVPs during the (2018-2020) and he would be the third player in history to win MVP and DPOY for the season. He established himself as a strong forward that ultimately helped the Bucks to win a championship in 2021,after 50 years where he would go on to win the Finals MVP. In the following seasons we can only witness what more this man can bring to the table. He is definitely a great player but we should see what he can do next and just being able to witness this in itself is a pleasure.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Awards and Achievements
All NBA Defensive First Team
NBA Defensive Player
6 x NBA All Star
NBA All Star MVP
Giannis Antetokounmpo Records
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the greatest forwards in NBA history. In 2019 and 2020, the year he won the league MVP award, Giannis became one of three players in NBA history to win DPOY and MVP, along with Michael and Hakeem. He also set a record to become the first NBA player ever to finish a regular season in the top 20 in all five statistical areas of points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.. He went on to average a triple-double the following two seasons as well as lead the league in assists and become the first player to lead the league in points and assists in multiple seasons. In 2020–21, Giannis averaged a triple-double for the fourth time in five seasons and he passed Robertson for the most career triple-doubles in NBA history
Along with this, he holds several records that include
NBA Champion: 2021
NBA Finals MVP: 2021
2× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2019, 2020
NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2020
6× NBA All-Star: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2021
NBA Most Improved Player: 2017
6× All-NBA Selection:
All-NBA First Team: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
All-NBA Second Team: 2017, 2018
5× All-Defensive Selection:
NBA All-Defensive First Team: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
NBA All-Defensive Second Team: 2017
NBA All-Rookie Second Team: 2014
NBA 75th Anniversary Team: 2021
Only player in NBA history to finish a regular season in the top 20 in all five statistics of total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
Only player in NBA history to average at least 25 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in multiple seasons.
Only non-American player in NBA history to win the All-Star Game MVP.
Only player in NBA history to have 200 points, 100 rebounds and 50 assists in a playoff series.
Only player in NBA history to average at least 31 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists in a single postseason.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth
As of 2022, Giannis Antetokounmpo's net worth, as estimated by his on- and off-court earnings, is $70 million. Giannis Antetokounmpo earns a salary of $45 million. He has endorsements with Nike and Whtsapp. On December 15, 2020 Giannis signed a five-year $228 million contract extension with the Bucks. In terms of dollars per season, it was the largest contract in NBA history at the time of signing.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Family
With his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger, Antetokounmpo has a son named Liam Charles. Antetokounmpo resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where most of his family relocated to in early 2014. He has two older brothers named Thanasis and Francis, and two younger brothers named Kostas and Alex
Popularly Asked Questions
What is Giannis Antetokounmpo net worth?
As of 2022, he is worth around $70 million.
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo leaving the Bucks??
Giannis just signed a contract extension with the Bucks in December 2020, does not seem like he will be leaving the Bucks anytime soon.
Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo's wife?
Giannis Antetokounmpo's girlfriend is Mariah Riddlesprigger. They have two children together.
4. Does Giannis Antetokounmpo have his own shoe line?
Yes, he signed with NIke. He has quite a few sneakers in his collection notably the Nike Zoom Freaks.