Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the greatest modern players in the NBA. He was the son of Nigerian immigrants and was born in Athens.
He was the 15th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in Round 1. He has been a remarkable performer for his team since then. He won the NBA MVP two times and led them to the playoffs many times.
After playing for Filathlitikos, a semi-pro Greek B Basket League team, Giannis joined Bucks in 2013.When he was only 18 years old, ‘The Greek Freak” made his NBA debut. He played a remarkable season and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team for 2013-14.
Giannis’ second season with the Bucks saw him improve leaps and bounds. His PPG increased from 6.8 to nearly 13 in the 2014-15 season. It was, however, a quiet season for Bucks.
Giannis’ performance in 2015-16 was even better. His PPG reached almost 17 this season. He was unable to make a significant impact on his team.
Giannis elevated his game in the 2016-17 season. Giannis’ outstanding performances earned him a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, making him the first Greek NBA All-Star.
they guaranteed the bucks a playoff spot that year, but the Toronto Raptors defeated them during the first round.
“The Greek Freak” lived up to his nickname the following year. In that year, he surpassed Kareem Abdel-Jabbar for the record number of triple-doubles in Bucks history. The Boston Celtics eliminated the Bucks in round one of the playoffs.
The Bucks won seven consecutive games in the 2018-19 season: their new coach Mike Budenholzer, and Giannis. Giannis scored 52 points against the Philadelphia 76ers, a record.
Bucks reached the Eastern Conference Finals and were defeated by the Toronto Raptors.The following year, they would win the NBA championship.
Giannis was named the MVP player for the 18-19 seasons. This is only the second time in Bucks’ history that Giannis has won this award.
He resumed the 2019-20 season where he left it. Giannis’ incredible plays helped the Bucks secure another playoff spot. In the second round, the Bucks lost to the Miami Heat.
Giannis was awarded the MVP award for the second year in a row. Gianna was on a tear in the 2020-21 season and is still. Bucks reached the 2020-21 Eastern Conference finals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Salary and Net Worth
Giannis Antetokounmpo is worth an incredible $70 million. The “Greek Freak” is currently one of the most highly-paid NBA players. Giannis ranks number 19 on the Forbes’ List of the World’s Most Highly Paid Athletes for 2021.
Giannis signed an extension to his contract worth $228 million just before the end of 2020. He would earn $39 million the first year and more in subsequent years. His base salary is approximately $28 million.
Giannis Antetokounmpo endorsements
Giannis makes approximately $25 million per year from endorsement deals. Nike has signed a long-term sponsorship deal for Giannis, and he even owns his shoe line. Other endorsement deals include Hulu, T-Mobile, 2k Sports, and JBL.
Giannis Antetokounmpo brothers
Giannis is the third of three brothers. The elder brother and the younger two are Giannis’ brothers. Thanasis Antetokounmpo, his elder brother, is an NBA player who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. As part of the 2014 draft, he was selected by the New York Knicks.
Thanasis isn’t a regular starter like his brother Giannis. He has, however, played in over 50 games in 2020-21, although he was a substitute.
Giannis is the younger brother of Kostas Antetokounmpo, who plays power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s slowly getting in the groove and has played 15 games this year for the Lakers.
Alex Antetokounmpo is the youngest brother to Giannis. He is also a basketball player. He plays for the UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Shoes
In partnership with Nike, Giannis released his signature shoe line in 2019. On the 1st of July 2019, Zoom Freak, a shoe called, was released. They were a huge success.
Zoom Freak 2 came out the following year. Giannis decided to keep it simple, as opposed to the crazy Zoom Freak 1.