Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Full Name Giannis Antetokounmpo
Age 25 Years Old
Nick Name Giannis
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date December 6th, 1994
Birth Place Athens, Greece

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Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo famed as Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Bucks selected him with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft. He is of Nigerian descent. His athleticism and ball-handling skills of a guard have earned him a nickname, "Greek Freak". He plays in the forward/guard position and wears Jersey number 34 for the Bucks. He received the Most Improved Player award in 2017. He has received three All-Star selections and led the Eastern-Conference in voting in the year 2019. He is a very talented basketball player. 

It’s the Bucks Making a Splash

There should be no shrugging off the Bucks after they behaved like proper favorites, demolished the Boston Celtics and put them out with the recycling. They took the series, four games to one, and the score of Wednesday night’s game was 116-91. Reporters were able to start polishing their “ledes” by halftime. Celtics Coach Brad Stevens walked briskly into the postgame news conference not inclined to mince words. “They are one hell of a basketball team,” he said. “They are better than we are. And they earned it, and it was clear.” 

Giannis Dominates Boston in Game 4

The Bucks took a commanding 3-1 series lead over Boston behind 39 points and 16 rebounds from Giannis Antetokounmpoin a 113-101 Game 4 win Monday night (6th May 2019). Milwaukee’s bench also more picked up the slack, building a double-digit lead when he sat with four fouls early in the third quarter of a tie game.

How old is Giannis?

At present, his age is 24 but his he will be celebrating his next birthday on 6th December and his age will be 25 on his upcoming birthday.

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Nigerian?

On 6th December 1994, Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, Greece. He holds Greek nationality. His parents were immigrants from Nigeria. He was born to a father, Charles, and a mother, Veronica. His father was a former Nigerian association football player, whereas his mother is a former high jumper. Talking about his siblings, he has four brothers, Francis, Thanasis, Kostas, and Alexis. His eldest brother, Francis, was born in Nigeria before their parents immigrated to Greece.  Thus, his parents left his eldest brother with his grandparents in Nigeria. He and his 3 other siblings were born in Greece. However, they did not automatically qualify to receive full Greek citizenship. He had no official papers from Nigeria or Greece until he was 18. His ethnicity is Nigerian-Greek and his religion is Christian. His horoscope sign is Sagittarius. He grew up in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia. His other early life will be added soon. 

What is Giannis Antetokounmpo career high points?

  • Giannis joined the senior men's team of Filathlitikos, and played with them in Greece's third-tier level semi-pro league, the Greek 3rd Division, during the 2011-2012 season.
  • He then played in Greece's second-tier level basketball league, the Greek A2 League during the 2012-2013 season.
  • After he turned to 18, he signed a four-year deal with Spanish club CAI Zaragoza in December 2012 starting from the 2013-2014 season. 
  • He also received interests from Barcelona, Efes, and other major European clubs. 
  • He remained at the Filanthlitikos for the remainder of the 2012-2013 season.
  • He announced himself for the 2013 NBA draft in April 2013. Milwaukee Bucks selected him with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft and signed him a rookie scale contract.
  • He averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks during his rookie season with the Bucks.
  • He was also selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.
  • He was named to the 2013-2014 NBA All-Rookie second team.
  • He then competed in the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend in New York. 
  • He averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds during the 2014-2015 season, where his team Bucks finished the regular season with a 41-41 record. 
  • He recorded his first career triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in a win over Los Angeles Lakers in February 2016. 
  • He also became the youngest Buck, at 21, to record a triple-double. 
  • He became the first Bucks player with four triple-doubles in a season during the 2015-2016 season.
  • He matched the longest streak by a Bucks player since Michael Redd in 2006 scoring at least 20 points in 14 consecutive games. 
  • He became the youngest player in franchise history to start in an All-Star Game when he became the Bucks' first All-Star since Michael Redd in the year 2004. 
  • He became the youngest player in franchise history, at 22 years and 74 days old, to start in an All-Star Game. 
  • He also became only the fifth NBA player to led in every one of the five major statistical categories, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and block and also 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 during 2016-2017 season.
  • He became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal during the 2000-2001 season to mark the longest NBA streak with at least 20 points and five rebounds in his 27th consecutive game during the 2017-2018 season.
  • He became the second-youngest Buck to record a 20-20 game behind Andrew Bogut in January 2018.
  • He became the first Buck since Marques Johnson since 1979-80 to be named a starter in two straight 2018 NBA All-Star Game. 
  • He surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most career triple-double during the 2017-2018 season. 
  • He became the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964-1965 to have fourth straight 25-points and 15-rebound performance to start the season. 
  • He broke the tie with Shaquille O'Neal for the most in a single-season since 1976-77 when he had at least 25 points 15 rebounds, and 5 assists. 
  • He is the first player in Bucks history to win Player of Month multiple times. 
  • He had 43 points and 18 rebounds in a 123-116 loss to the Toronto Raptors on 5th January 2019. 
  • He scored 27 points and grabbed a season-high 21 rebounds in a 116-109 win over the Houston Rockets on 9th January. 
  • He had 43 points and 14 rebounds in a 115-111 loss to the Utah Jazz on 2nd March and on 17th March he scored a career-high 52 points to go with 16 rebounds in a 130-125 loss to the 76ers.
  • He recorded 45 points and 13 rebounds in a 128-122 win over the 76ers, helping the Bucks clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on 4th April. 
  • In Game 4 of the second round against the Boston Celtics, he had 39 points and 16 rebounds to help the Bucks take a 3-1 series lead with a 113-101 win.

Who is the girlfriend of Giannis?

Giannis is not married yet and he is still to get married. He is a very secretive person as well. He might be dating someone. No rumors regarding his affairs have surfaced yet. He is focused on his NBA career. Thus, he is assumed to be single. 

How tall is Giannis Antetolounmpo?

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a very handsome person. He stands at a height of 2.11 m i.e. 6 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 242 lbs i.e. 110 kg. He has an athletic build. His other body measurements are currently unavailable but it will be added soon. 

How much is Giannis's net worth?

The net worth of this famous basketball player is estimated to have $40 Million as of 2019. He first signed a rookie contract with the Bucks and extended his rookie contract twice. Later, he signed a four-year deal worth $100 million with the Bucks in September 2016. He has a reported salary of $25 million at present. Salaries, bonuses, endorsement deals are his main source of income. His main source of income is from his basketball career. He is satisfied with his earnings.