Giannis Antetokounmpo Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Kids, Net Worth

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo Biography

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). One of the most decorated players in NBA history, Antetokounmpo won consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player Awards in 2019 and 2020.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Age

Antetokounmpo was born in 6th December, 1994, Athens, Greece.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Height

Antetokounmpo stand at a height of 7 feet and 0 in (2.13 m)

Giannis Antetokounmpo Weight

Antetokounmpo weighs 243 lb (110 kg)

Giannis Antetokounmpo Nationality

Antetokounmpo is a Greek Nigerian.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Ethnicity

Antetokounmpo is a Nigerian ethnicity.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Family

Giannis 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.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Parents

Giannis was born to Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmpo.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Siblings

Giannis has four siblings namely;

1. Francis Antetokounmpo

Born: Lagos, Nigeria
Occupation: Musician, Professional Soccer
Team: AE Sparti, Aittitos Spaton

Francis set aside his athletic career to try his hand at becoming a musician. He released his first single in July 2020, titled “Shekosi.” The music video for the single is featured on the brothers’ official YouTube page AntetokounBros Tv with over 164k views. His next single, “Jump On It,” touts 88k views.

2. Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Born: Athens, Greece
Occupation: Professional Basketball
Team: Milwaukee Bucks

His journey to the NBA was filled with forks in the road and certainly wasn’t as smooth as the trek for Giannis, who showed MVP-caliber potential from a young age. Thanasis moved around the Greek basketball circuit, playing for obscure teams until he took a role on the developmental league team – Delaware 87ers (2013-2014).

He quickly proved he belonged with his fellow NBA hopefuls, averaging 12 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 50 games. After his D-league stint, he was selected as the 51st pick in the 2nd round of the NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. After a step forward, a few steps back, and another push forward, he found his home in Milwaukee in 2019, where he currently plays.

3. Kostas Antetokounmpo

Born: Athens, Greece
Occupation: Professional Basketball
Team: ASVEL Basket

Kostas is a professional basketball player who’s played in Europe and America. He’s the current power forward and center for ASVEL of the French Betclic Elite

He was drafted 60th in the 2nd round of the 2018 NBA Draft (the last pick) to the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded to the Dallas Mavericks on a two-way contract, playing in the NBA and its developmental league affiliate, the Texas Legends.

4. Alex Antetokounmpo

Born: Athens, Greece
Occupation: Professional Basketball
Team: Raptors 905 (G-League)

Alex is a 20-year-old Greek-Nigerian basketball player best known for playing for the Toronto Raptors G-League affiliate Raptors 905 after going undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Wife

Giannis is dating Mariah Riddlesprigger, She was an American volleyball player, She played for her high-school team and received the honor of ‘Scholar Athlete’ and the ‘Junior League Senior Girl Athlete Award.’

Mariah attended Bullard High school and graduated from there in 2010. She had excellent academic scores in addition to her talent in volleyball. She also got a scholarship in college for that.

Similarly, she got a BA degree in sports management and sociology from Rice University, Texas, in 2014. Riddlesprigger was also an active member of an African-American student union.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Children

Giannis and Mariah have yet to tie the knot. However, the two have a son named Liam Charles Antetokounmp born on 10th February, 2020. So, he is 2 years old.

Giannis Antetokounmpo NBA

Antetokounmpo officially made himself eligible for the 2013 NBA draft on 28th April 2013.He fulfilled his draft projections as a first-round pick by being selected 15th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. On July 30, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Bucks.

Giannis agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with the Bucks on 19th September, 2016. Antetokounmpo’s fourth year with the Bucks would be his breakout season, as he further increased his statistical output and ascended to stardom.

Antetokounmpo and the Bucks achieved a period of sustained team success. Under new coach Mike Budenholzer, the Bucks began the season with seven consecutive victories, and went 25–10 before the New Year.

Giannis re-signed with the Bucks, coming to terms on a 5-year, $228 million extension, the largest in league history. At the 2021 All-Star Game, he played on the team captained by James and scored 35 points on a perfect 16-of-16 shooting from the field to lead the team to a 170–150 win and became the first non-American to win the All-Star MVP.

Antetokounmpo was selected to his fourth consecutive NBA All-Defensive First Team on 21st May 2021, which was the fifth career all-defensive team selection for him. It tied him with Hall of Famer and former two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award winner Sidney Moncrief for most selections in franchise history.

Giannis played with the senior men’s Greek national team in 29 official games, in major FIBA tournaments. In those specific games, he has scored a total of 560 points, for a scoring average of 19.3 points per game. In all senior national team games played, including prep games, which are included in the official stats of national team players, Antetokounmpo has played in a total of 59 games with Greece. In those games, he scored a total of 870 points, for a scoring average of 14.8 points per game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Position

Antetokounmpo is officially listed as a forward and sometimes described as a point forward, but has been deployed across all five positions. Highly athletic and versatile, Antetokounmpo is often recognized as one of the best all-around players in the NBA, and many analysts have declared him “positionless” and as embodying the future of the league.

Giannis had established himself as one of the league’s most devastating slashers and transition scorers. His rare combination of size and speed frequently enables him to cross half a court in a single dribble and blowing past multiple defenders.

Antetokounmpo is also recognized as an elite defensive player, capable of guarding all five positions but more often deployed in a “free safety” role that allows him to roam the paint and discourage attacks on the rim. He is also a proficient shot-blocker and has developed a reputation for blocking opponents in transition (the chase-down block).

Giannis Antetokounmpo Shoe

Giannis Antetokounmpo wears the Nike Zoom Freak 4 during an NBA game. The Nike Zoom Freak 4 was first released in August 2022. Fans can choose between seven different colorways on the Nike website. The basketball shoes cost between $130-$135 in adult sizes, $105 in big kids’ sizes, and $80 in little kids’ sizes.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Movie

Giannis short film was announced by WhatsApp its first original short film “Naija Odyssey,” which tells the story of NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born in Athens, Greece to Nigerian parents. “Naija Odyssey” will premiere on Prime Video on 21st September, 2022.

An exclusive new clip from Disney+’s “Rise” shows Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s dad sharing fatherly wisdom early in their basketball journey. “Rise” was directed by Akin Omotoso, written by Amel, and produced by Bernie Goldmann. Giannis Antetokounmpo is credited as an executive producer alongside Douglas S.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Salary

Giannis Antetokounmpo earns USD 86.5 million Per annum, he is the 4th highest-paid NBA player in 2022 with $86.5M total earnings, according to Forbes. For the second straight year, he is the only one of the NBA’s top ten earners who has yet to turn 30 years.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth

Antetokounmpo net worth is estimated to be USD 70 million.

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