Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Welcomes Son 'Father For The First Time'

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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Welcomes Son 'Father For The First Time'

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He has been with them since 2013. 

He was drafted 15th pick of the 1st round for the Bucks during the 2013 NBA Draft. Since then, he has played in 465 games for his team, starting 400 of them. In addition to this, he also has three All-Star team appearances. 

Giannis has also appeared for the Greek National basketball team in various tournaments, such as the 2014 and 2019 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Qualifiers, making 22 appearances in total. 

Giannis’ Personal Life: Girlfriend, Kid

Giannis is in a relationship with Mariah Riddlesprigger. The couple has been together for almost three years, having started going out in 2017

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Giannis Antetokounmpo with girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger in September 2019 (Photo: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Instagram)

After two years of dating, the couple announced that they were expecting a kid. On the 11th of October 2019, Marian took to her Instagram to announce that she was pregnant with her first child. 

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And, on the 11th of February 2020, Giannis took to his Twitter to announce the birth of his son, Liam Charles Antetokounmpo.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Parents & Family

Giannis’ parents are Veronica Antetokounmpo and Charles Antetokounmpo. Veronica was a high-jumper back in her youth, and Charles was a Nigerian soccer player. They moved to Greece in 1991, three years before Giannis was born. 

Giannis lost his father to a suspected heart attack on the 29th of September 2017. He was in a Greek hospital for ten days before he passed away.

Giannis isn’t the only child of his parents; he has four brothers. His older brothers are Francis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Francis plays professional soccer, whereas Thanasis plays alongside Giannis with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Similarly, his younger brothers are Kostas and Alexis Antetokounmpo. Both of them play basketball; Kostas plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, whereas Alexis plays college basketball. 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo with his mother and brothers in August 2018 (Photo: Veronica Antetokounmpo’s Instagram)

The family now lives in the United States. 

Net Worth

Giannis owns an estimated net worth of $43.2 million

Earnings: Contract, Endorsements

Giannis signed an $11 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016. The contract runs through to the 2020-2021 season. He earns $24.2 million in salary.

He earns around $19 million in endorsements. Nike extended his contract, increasing his annual pay from $20K to $9 million. This amount increased with the release of his first signature sneakers in 2019. 

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In addition to his deal with Nike, Giannis has also appeared in commercials for brands such as Aegean Airlines, Milki, JBL, Tissot, and more.

Facts About Giannis Antetokounmpo: Age, Height

  • Giannis was born on the 6th of December 1994 in Sepiola, Athens, Greece. 
  • His real name is Giannis Adetokunbo. However, while moving from Greece to the United States, his surname was misspelled, and he stuck with his misspelled surname. 
  • Giannis has Greek nationality and grew up learning the Greek culture and language. However, because of his parents’ descent, his roots are in Lagos, Nigeria. 
  • He stands at the height of 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 meters). He weighs around 109.8 kgs (242 lbs). 
  • He has a wingspan of 7 feet 3 inches, which is 4 inches more than his height. 
  • He is also known as The Greek Freak. 
  • Before 2013, he played professional basketball for the Greek A2 Basket League’s Filathilitikos
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