Giannis Antetokounmpo Hands: Measurements and Are They the biggest in NBA History?

Published 07/13/2021, 8:15 PM EDT
Jul 11, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game three of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Milwaukee Bucks made their way to a comprehensive 120-100 win over Phoenix Suns in Game 3 of the ongoing NBA Finals series. In doing so, they now reduced their deficit in the series and currently train by a slim 2-1 margin heading into Game 4.

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As predicted, it was the ‘Greek Freak’ who stole headlines after he put in a momentous shift to keep his team in the hunt for that elusive NBA Championship title. The towering power forward scored 41 points with 13 rebounds and 6 assists as the Bucks ran riot at the Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin.

Jul 11, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against the Phoenix Suns during game three of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis will be key for the Bucks as they aim to win their first-ever NBA title and defeat Devin Booker and the Suns. The 26-year old is renowned the world over for his massive built and athletic prowess. But like any top basketball player, his greatest asset is his hands.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo hand measurements and other attributes

At 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) and weighing close to 242 lbs, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is an actual ‘freak’ of nature. He lives up to the nickname that he’s been given and his playing style reflects the same. But with an estimated size of 9.85 – 12 inches, Giannis’ hands are the third-largest in NBA history.

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The former first-round pick ranks behind Dallas Mavericks player Boban Marjanović and Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal who top the list as per howtheyplay.com. Other notable players on the list include Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard and all-time great, Wilt Chamberlain as well.

Here’s the complete list of players with the largest hands in NBA history

  • Boban Marjanovic – 10.75/12 inches
  • Shaquille O’Neal – 10.25/12 inches
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – 9.85/12 inches
  • Gregory Smith – 12 inches
  • Connie Hawkins – 11 inches
  • Noah Vonleh – 11.75 inches
  • Julius Erving – 9.5/11.75 inches
  • Michael Jordan – 9.75/11.375 inches
  • Kawhi Leonard – 9.75/11.25 inches
  • Wilt Chamberlain – 9.5/11.5 inches
  • Royce White – 11.5 inches
  • Wayne Embry – 11.75 inches
  • Elgin Baylor –  9.75/11 inches.
  • Jahlil Okafor – 11.25 inches
  • Rajon Rondo – 9.5/10 inches

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