All You Need to Know About the Famous Family of Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo

Published 06/19/2021, 8:10 AM EDT
Jun 13, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts following a basket during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most dominating players the NBA has seen. The Greek Freak is having a fantastic series while being dominant on both ends of the court. While his title ambitions are well underway, Giannis’ family has helped him become one of the best basketball players in the world. He has been very vocal about his family, and how they helped him in becoming the player he is.

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His four brothers are also involved in the game of basketball.

Jun 13, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots during the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers

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The Antetokounmpo family migrated from Nigeria to settle down in Greece while facing difficult adversities in their hometown.

Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo raised their four sons to become talented basketball players. His eldest brother, Francis, was the only person to not be born in Greece. The family is known to speak their native language, Igbo, at home.

The exciting thing which comes to the forefront is that three brothers play in the NBA. Apart from Francis, the other brothers have followed their journey as basketball players. So who do they play for?

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The famous five

The eldest of the lot is Francis Antetokounmpo. Francis was born in Nigeria and his parents left him with his grandparents at a very young age. Even though he was a small-time basketball player, Francis is the least searched brother amongst the group on google. Also, he keeps his life private.

The roll of fame begins from Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who made his way from the Greek basketball league while playing alongside his brother with the Bucks. Giannis comes next in line, and his achievements speak for himself.

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MILWAUKEE, WI – DECEMBER 19: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks, Thanasis Antetokounmpo #43 of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Kostas Antetokounmpo #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers exchange jerseys after a game on December 19, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images).

The younger brother, Kostas, plies his trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. Alex is the youngest of all the brothers, while it is rumored that he has signed a contract with a Spanish franchise. Giannis leads the way as the best among the brothers with his incredible performances.

Giannis and Thanos are leading the charge to win an NBA title. Even though there are a lot of young players coming up, the special bond of these brothers will remain in our hearts forever.

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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