Giannis Antetokounmpo is a professional basketball player who hails from Greece. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been playing as a power forward or center for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA.
Table of Biography
Giannis was born Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokunmpo on 6th December 1994, in Athens, Greece. Similarly, Antetokounmpo holds Greek nationality and is of Nigerian ethnicity. Giannis’ age as of 2020 must be twenty-six years old and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
The name of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father is Charles Antetokounmpo and his mother’s name is Veronica Antetokounmpo. Giannis also has siblings and their names are Thanasis, Kostas, Francis, and Alexis Antetokounmpo.
Career and Professional Life
On 28th April 2013, the athlete was present for the NBA enlisting and also in the 1st round of the draft, positioning fifteenth generally among all qualifying recruits of Milwaukee Bucks’. On 13th July 2012, Giannis made a deal as a rookie for the Bucks’. The athlete took the ground in seventy-seven games for Milwaukee Bucks in season 2013-14. Giannis also was one of the highest-standing NBA beginners for the season completing the year with sixty-one blocks.
He became qualified for the NBA All-Star Weekend ‘Rising Stars Challenge’, New Orleans. There, Giannis went on to be on the second team of the NBA All-Rookie team, where every team has 5 players. Then, Milwaukee Bucks stretched their agreement with Giannis for 2 more seasons (2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016). On 9th February 2015, the player got his 1st ‘player of the week’ honor and was ruled the ‘Eastern Conference Player’ for his stellar act in fixtures from 2nd to 8th Feb 2015.
At the same time, Giannis also took part in NBA All-Star Weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest in New York. The Bucks’ being in 6th position in the Eastern Conference playoffs at the time of his 2nd year along with the club, got defeated on their 1st round removal game to Chicago Bulls. Moreover, together with Milwaukee Bucks, he again went ahead for the 2016 to 2017 Season. On 22nd February 2016, Giannis scored up dual records and in the draw with Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks was the winner 108-101.
Giannis formed a record by being the newest Bucks’ squad fellow to notch a triple-double at the age of twenty-one. On 13 March 2016, Giannis was the 1st player in Milwaukee Bucks history to get 4 triple-doubles in a season with the 4th triple-double coming in the match with Brooklyn Nets. He even scored a fifth triple-double on April 1, 2016, in the match with Orlando Magic where Milwaukee Bucks was the winner 113-110. On 19th September 2016, he signed another worth $100 million, four-year stretched contract with Milwaukee Bucks worth.
On the 26th of October, in the first match with Charlotte Hornets, Bucks lost. Giannis’ 6th triple-double was verified at the time of the game with Orlando Magic, his team was the winner. In December 2016, he was felicitated as the ‘Eastern Player of the Week’ for his work from 28 November to 4 December. Giannis’ second triple-double for the season of 2016 to 2017 was skilled in the match with Portland Trail Blazers. It was on 7 December when Bucks was the winner.
After scoring twenty-five points in the game with New York Knicks on Jan 6, 2017, he went onto be the second Bucks player to record a least 20 points in fourteen succeeding matches, totaling Michael Redd’s record agreed in the year 2006. Then, he begin the ‘2017 NBA All-Star Game’ being a part of the Eastern Conference’s All-Star team. On February 19, 2017, he made history by being the only player from Bucks’ to be chosen as an All-Star team fellow after Michael Redd.
Giannis was the newest basketball player in club franchise history at the age of 22. He even became the 1st and only Greek NBA All-Star player to begin an All-Star game. On 3rd April 2017, he was also there for the ‘Eastern Conference Player of the Month’ for his presence in March that was a professional first for him. Additionally, he went on to be the fourth Bucks player was the ‘Eastern Conference Player of the Month’. After getting his third triple-double for 2016 to 2017 on April 10, 2017, Giannis went for the Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s record.
Giannis was the 5th player in the history of the NBA to take the Bucks in the statistical kinds of points, assists, rebounds, blocks, and also steals. Also, his extraordinary success made him the 1st NBA player to be within twenty positions in each major statistical classification in a usual season. He again was the 1st Bucks player to get the ‘NBA Most Improved Player Award’ for the 2016 to 2017 Season. Then, the athlete was continuing to play an important character in a Milwaukee Bucks squad, preserving his spell of robust presentation.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been earning a very stunning amount of money from his whole professional career. The recent estimated net worth of Giannis Antetokounmpo is around $107 million.
Likewise, Giannis Antetokounmpo has earned all his fortunes from his profession as a professional basketball player and social media star. As of now, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been residing in the River Hills mansion which is worth $1.8 million.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been in a happy marital life as of now. The basketball player got married to his long-term girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger on 10th February 2020. Together the couple gave birth to their son, Liam Charles who was born in January 2020. Giannis and Mariah have been together since the year 2016.
However, on 13th March 2020, Giannis and his family vowed to provide $100,000 to the staff of the Fiserv Forum who was incapable of labor at the time of the interruption of the 2019 to 2020 NBA season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, his family even gave 20,000 masks to the people of Athens, Greece, and Zografou, Greece in 2020.
As for the physical statistics of Giannis Antetokounmpo, he has a good height of 6 feet 11 inches. The Greek athlete has a suitable bodyweight of around 98 kg or 216 lbs. Similarly, the chest size of the Greek basketball player is 44 inches and his waist size is 33 inches. Giannis’ biceps size is 16 inches and he has been wearing a shoe size of 16 (US). Furthermore, Giannis Antetokounmpo has a dark complexion with a pair of dark brown eyes and short brown hair.
Coming to the social media part, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been highly active on social media platforms. The Greek basketball player has an Instagram account with 9.2 million followers. Likewise, Giannis Antetokounmpo has over 1.6 million followers on his Twitter account. In fact, the basketball player also has a Facebook page with more than 2.7 million followers as of July 2021. There is no doubt that Giannis Antetokounmpo is a famous athlete.