Giannis Antetokounmpo or the “Greek Freak” is one of those names to have spurred in the NBA circuit in recent times.
Born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. And then he played for their senior team. After that, he declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft in 2013, where he was drafted with the 15th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks, a team he has been playing since then. Antetokounmpo has been using No 34 jersey and plays in the power forward position.
Over his career so far, he has been an NBA All-Star four times, and was awarded the Most Improved Player. Also, in 2019, he was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
In 2016–17, he became the first player in NBA history to finish a regular season in the top 20 in all five statistics of total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. Undoubtedly, he was leading the Bucks in all five major statistical categories.
2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2019, 2020)
4× NBA All-Star (2017–2020)
2× All-NBA First Team (2019, 2020)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2017, 2018)
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2020)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2019, 2020)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2017)
NBA Most Improved Player (2017)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)
Euroscar Player of the Year (2018)
Giannis is an extraordinary talent who can rack up the numbers with his dominant play. His numbers are on the rise, and during the 2019/20 season, the ‘Greek Freak’ averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists.
After much speculation, the Bucks and Giannis agreed on a massive supermax contract which tied the ‘Greek Freak’ with the Bucks for five-more years.
As per ESPN, the deal is worth $228M and Giannis is guaranteed the entire amount, including an opt-out in the fourth year.
According to Forbes, the four-time NBA All-Star was the 18th Highest-Paid Athlete in the World in 2020. He earns around $28 million from his endorsement deals. His major sponsors include 2K Sports, Hulu, and Nike.
In 2019, Giannis and his brothers started the AntetokounBros Academy. The academy aims to help young boys and girls jumpstart their professional basketball careers. Moreover, the foundation, funded by Giannis’ official sports apparel partner Nike, will run for two years in Athens.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreekFreakOfficial/
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/giannis_an34
Instagram of Giannis Antentokounmpo: https://www.instagram.com/giannis_an34/
|Height||6′ 11″ (2.11 m)|
|Endorsements||Nike, Hulu, 2K Sports|