The journey of success, most of the time, is not an easy one! It contains obstacles and thorns that need to be overcome to achieve a particular target. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s success road was a similar one, but he remained determined and proved himself as a talented professional basketball player.
He is currently playing for Milwaukee Bucks of NBA and plays as a forward player in the team. He was born in Athens, Greece, on December 6, 1994. He has got “The Greek Freak” as his nickname. He is extensively commended for his speed, impressive skills, ball handling tactics, and freakish athleticism.
His childhood was very difficult as his family was not financially stable. Moreover, his mother and father immigrated from Nigeria to Greece before his birth, leaving his elder brother to his grandparents. He was born in Greece but, due to some problems, he and his younger brothers could not qualify for Greek citizenship.
Even after the age of 18, they were stateless having no citizenship (of neither Greek nor Nigerian). Even in such circumstances, he did not give up. He, relying on his hard work and outstanding skills, emerged as a successful basketball player and also set an example for others.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Family
The parents of Giannis Antetokounmpo are Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmpo.
He has four siblings:
- Thanasis Antetokounmpo
- Alex Antetokounmpo
- Francis Antetokounmpo
- Kostas Antetokounmpo.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Girlfriend
His girlfriend is Mariah Riddlesprigger.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Education
There are no authentic details, available on the internet, about the education of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Career
The professional career of Giannis Antetokounmpo began in 2012 when he joined Filathlitikos in 2012. He played for Filathlitikos from 2012-2013 and from 2013-present, he is a part of Milwaukee Bucks of NBA.
Awards and honors are the true assets of a player as they depict the talent and hard work that he has shown to make himself eligible for them. Some of the achievements of Giannis Antetokounmpo are mentioned below:
- In 2019, Giannis Antetokounmpo was the NBA Most Valuable Player.
- He was NBA All-Star in the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
- In 2017, he earned NBA Most Improved Player.
- In the year 2018, he was presented with Euroscar European Player of the year.
- In 2014, he got NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
- In 2019, he earned NBA All-Defensive First-team.
- In 2017, he earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
- In 2019, he earned All-NBA First Team.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth
The net worth of Giannis Antetokounmpo is estimated (in 2019) to be $45 million (in 2020, a website is showing it to be $60 million).
Giannis Antetokounmpo Basketball shoes
- Nike Zoom Freak 1
- Nike Kobe AD Exodus.
- Nike Kobe AD Mid.