Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokounmpo (also spelled as Antetokounbo) Greek: Γιάννης Αντετοκούνμπο, born December 6, 1994 in Athens is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. In 2011, he began playing for the club's senior team in A2 Division before entering the 2013 NBA draft, where he was selected 15th overall by the Bucks. Antetokounmpo's combination of size, speed and ball-handling skills led to his nickname the "Greek Freak" but people known it’s him when (just) the name “Giannis” is mentioned.

In 2016–17 he led the Bucks in all five major statistical categories and 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. He received the Most Improved Player award in 2017. He has received four All-Star selections, including being selected as the Eastern Conference captain for 2020, and led the Eastern Conference in voting in 2019. In June 2019, he was named the NBA Most Valuable Player.

On December 16, 2020, Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a record $228.2m deal with the Milwaukee Bucks - the richest in NBA history.

Antetekounmpo is capped 49 times sofar for the National Basketball Team scoring 573 points.

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