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A Greek basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo who is popularly known as ‘Greek Freak’, is associated with the NBA basketball team, ‘Milwaukee Bucks’. He started his career as a professional basketball player by signing up to play for the junior squad of the Filathlitikos B.C., a Greek professional basketball club.
He excelled in all departments of the sport, including rebounds, assists, and blocks due to his unusual and extraordinary sporting skills. His brilliant performance has attracted the attention of topnotch clubs in Europe. ‘CAI Zaragoza’, a Spanish club, contracted him for 4 years at € 4, 00,000 per year.
However, he declined the opportunity to play for Zaragoza when he was picked up by Milwaukee Bucks as a preliminary draft just when he would have taken the field for the Spanish squad. He became the integral playmaker for Milwaukee Bucks’ for three consecutive years with the NBA team and he was adjudged as Milwaukee Bucks’ star player.
Height / Weight / Age
Giannis Antetokounmpo has a towering height of 211 cm or 6’11” feet inches whereas he weighs 110 kg and 242 lbs. In December 2020, he will turn 26 years old. He has handsome features with a sharp dark brown color set of eyes and black spooky hair. He has a healthy body type with the body measurement 44 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 37 inches hips whereas his biceps size are 16 inches. His shoe size is 14 (US) or 44 (UK).
According to the sources, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s estimated net worth is $40 million approximately.
Education / Family
On 6 December 1994, Giannis Antetokounmpo was born to parents who immigrated into the country from Nigeria, in 1991. His father was Charles Antetokounmpo was a professional footballer and mother Veronica Antetokounmpo was an athlete.
He was raised along with his two elder brothers Francis and Thanasis and two younger brothers, Kostas and Alexis. His parents struggled very hard to support a family of eight. He and his siblings would report for practice on a near-empty stomach, in a field close to the modest neighborhood of Sepolia where the family lived.
His club coach Spiros Velliniatis realized that although Giannis was not good at basketball, he had the mental toughness and determination to excel in the sport. In 2007, he began practicing basketball and the general manager of Filathlitikos assisted his parents in finding jobs and helped him financially so that they could fulfill their commitments to the basketball club.
|Real name||Greek Freak|
|Birth Place||Sepolia, Athens, Greece|
|Date Of Birth||December 6, 1994|
|Age||26 years (as in 2020)|
|Height||In centimeters – 211 cm
In feet inches – 6’11”
|Weight||In kilograms – 110 kg
In pounds – 242 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Profession||Professional basketball player|
|Home Town||Sepolia, Athens, Greece|
|Fathers Name||Charles Antetokounmpo
|Mothers Name||Veronica Antetokounmpo
|Brothers||1. Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
2. Kostas Antetokounmpo.
3. Francis Antetokounmpo.
4. Alexis Antetokounmpo.
Career / Fashion And Style
From 2009 to 2012, Giannis Antetokounmpo represented the youth team of Filathlitikos. He gave a brilliant performance in every quarter of the game and helped his side win numerous fixtures. In 2012, he became a member of Filathlitikos’s senior squad and represented the club in the Greek A2 Basket League for the 2012-13 Season.
In 2013, he was qualified as a singular participant for the ‘Greek League All-Star Game’. In 2013-2014 seasons, he was qualified for the NBA drafting and was selected in the very first round of the draft, ranking 15th overall amongst all eligible draftees of Milwaukee Bucks. He played 77 matches for Milwaukee Bucks in 2013-14 and maintaining an average of 6.8 points throughout the season.
From his excellent performance at the ‘Rising Stars Challenge’, he earned a position in the 2nd team of the NBA All-Rookie lineup, where each squad has five players. In 2015, he earned his first ‘player of the week’ honor and was honored the ‘Eastern Conference Player’ for his stellar performance in fixtures.
To date, he has won a total of 8 awards, including the 2017 ‘NBA All-Star’ and ‘NBA Most Improved Player’ Awards. In 2016, he extended his contract with Milwaukee Bucks worth $100 million. In the club history, he became the youngest basketball player at the age of 22.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
Here we are providing you the list of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Will Smith|
|Favorite Actress||Jennifer Lawrence|
|Favorite Food||Steak, Fries, and Continental Food.|
|Favorite Color(s)||Blue and black|
Some Interesting Facts About Giannis Antetokounmpo
- A restaurateur Giannis Tzikas used to prepare sandwiches for Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers so that they could practice on a full stomach.
- On May 9, 2013, he received his Greek citizenship.
- In 2015, he represented the national squad in EuroBasket.