Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Real Name/Full Name Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Birth Place: Athens, Greece
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6th December 1994
Age/How Old: 26 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 211 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 110 Kg
In Pounds – 242 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Charles Antetokounmpo
Mother – Veronica Antetokounmpo
Siblings: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Kostas, Francis and Alex Antetokounmpo
School: Dominican High School
College: Dayton College
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Greek-Nigerian
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Mariah Riddlesprigger
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: Liam Charles Antetokounmpo
Profession: Basketball player
Net Worth: $100 Million
Last Updated: October 2021

Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks (NBA). Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece to Nigerian parents, started his basketball career with the Filathlitikos youth teams in Athens. He started playing for the club’s senior team in 2011 before being drafted 15th overall by the Bucks in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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Biography and Early Life

Antetokounmpo was born on December 6, 1994, in Athens, Greece, to Nigerian immigrants. His parents had moved from Lagos three years before, leaving their firstborn son, Francis, with his grandparents. About the fact that Antetokounmpo and three of his four brothers were born in Greece, they did not immediately gain full Greek citizenship because of the jus sanguinis principle in Greek nationality law.

Antetokounmpo was virtually stateless for the first 18 years of his life, with no documents from either Nigeria or Greece. His family changed their surname from Adetokunbo to Antetokounmpo after acquiring Greek citizenship in 2013. This enabled them to more closely observe Greek spelling laws. Giannis official names are Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s age is 26 years old as of today’s date 17th October 2021 having been born on 6 December 1994. Though, he is 6′ 9″ in feet and inches and 211 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 242 lbs in Pound and 110 kg in Kilograms.

Education

Antetokounmpo went to the Dominican High School and played for Dayton College. We however don’t have information of the course he did at the moment as he majorly talks about his basketball career in college and not his classwork. The nickname “Greek Freak” was given to Antetokounmpo because of his ethnicity, as well as his combination of stature, pace, and ball-handling abilities.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Giannis Antetokounmpo With Partner Mariah Riddlesprigger
Giannis Antetokounmpo With Partner Mariah Riddlesprigger

Antetokounmpo was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church and is now a Christian. On October 28, 2012, he and his brother Alexandros were baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church. His son, Liam Charles, was born on February 10, 2020, to his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger.

Antetokounmpo and his family announced on March 13, 2020 that they would donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum workers who were unable to serve during the 2019–20 NBA season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Gay?

No, he is not gay. Although Giannis is currently not married, the fact that he is dating Mariah and that they have a child together proves he is comfortable with an opposite-sex relationship.

Professional Career

In 2007, Antetokounmpo started playing basketball. He was actively interested in the game in 2009, featuring for the Filathlitikos youth team in Greece. Antetokounmpo progressed through the ranks at Filathlitikos, eventually earning a place on the senior squad in 2011. He played in Greece’s semi-pro league as well as the Greek 3rd Division since joining the Filathlitikos senior side. Antetokounmpo spent the 2012 season in the Greek A2 competition, the country’s second-tier basketball league. Facing interest from other clubs such as Barcelona and Efes, Antetokounmpo signed a four-year deal with CCAI Zaragoza in December 2012 when he was 18 years old.

Antetokounmpo spent the rest of the season with Filathlitikos in Greece, where he averaged 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 26 games. Despite not being a member of the all-star roster, he was selected to play in the 2013 Greek League All-Star games. He entered the 2013 NBA Draft in April. When the Milwaukee Bucks selected him as the fifteenth overall selection, he was a first-round pick. In July 2013, he signed his rookie contract with the Bucks. Antetokounmpo had a successful NBA debut season, leading the NBA rookie block list with 61 blocks.

As a result, he was selected to compete in the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge. He was also selected to the NBA All-Rookie second team in 2013–14. The Milwaukee Bucks extended Antetokounmpo’s deal until the 2015-16 season in October 2014.

His first Player of the Week honor came in February 2015, when he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. That year, he also participated in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. During the 2015-16 NBA season, Antetokounmpo played Nigeria in the NBA Africa Exhibition game. The Milwaukee Bucks extended his contract until the 2016-17 season during that season.

At the 2013 FIBA Europe U-20 Championship, Antetokounmpo made his national team debut for Greece. At the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, he made his senior national team debut for Greece. He also aided Greece’s success at the 2015 Eurobasket, where they were defeated in the quarter-finals by eventual winners, Spain. He also represented Greece at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Turin, where they were defeated by Croatia.

Awards

Here are some of the awards won by Giannis Antetokounmpo:

  1. NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2019 and 2020.
  2. NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2020.
  3. Best NBA Player ESPY Award in 2019.
  4. NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2017.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021

Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth
Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth

Giannis currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks where he earns an estimated annual salary of $45 Million. This has highly contributed to the growth of his current net worth which is estimated to be $100 million as of 2021.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is an amazing basketball player and one of the best professional athletes of our generation. He has proved how good he is time and time again and we have no doubt that he still has a lot to achieve in the NBA.

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