The kingpin of the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is a Greek professional basketball player. The NBA star is just 26 years old and has already accomplished a lot. His achievements are quite scary for his age as he is on his way to many more historical things. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. And the 6’11 Greek Freak has got it all. The magic he creates on the court remains the same off the court as well. His Instagram posts, social work, and love for fans ooze charisma and positivity. Antetokounmpo, without uncertainty, is one of the most prominent players of his generation. Maria Riddlesprigeer is his girlfriend, and they both have a son together.
With his off-the roof potential, Giannis bagged 2 NBA MVPs, 5 NBA All-Stars, 1 NBA Most improved Player, and 5 All NBA Selection honors. The list does not cease here. He holds a record of finishing the 2019-2020 season with the highest single-season player efficiency rating in NBA history. He also has NBA Finals MVP, 2021, and NBA Champion 2021 honors under his belt. Giannis is the best finisher around the rim and has led his team in all major statistical categories in 2016-17. His rise is referred to as ‘Improbable’ by many but what Giannis has achieved at such a young age is the testament of him becoming the greatest of all-time in NBA history. If you also are on that bandwagon and want to know if that is an innate ability, then this is the spot. We will, in the subsequent sections, explore his family history.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Brothers
The Greek-Freak was born in Athens, Greece, to immigrant parents from Nigeria. Francis, Thanasis, Giannis, Kostas, and Alex Atetokounmpo, all 5 brothers, are kindred to this sport. The siblings made it to the headlines for becoming the first trio of brothers to win NBA Championships in league history. Both the brothers Thanasis and Giannis on Tuesday got their rings and joined their younger brother Kostas Antetokounmpo, who already won a championship with The Los Angles Lakers the previous year. They set his record after on July 21 Milwaukee Bucks defeated The Pheonix Suns, winning their first-ever championship in 50 years.
Francis is the eldest of the Antetokounmpo brothers. Known as the brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Francis proved to be more than this. Francis, unlike the other siblings, is not only limited to basketball but is also a proficient professional soccer player. Francis, like his father, used to play football in Nigeria. Now, if there is something other than Basketball in the Antetokounmpo family, then he is the one to have done it. Francis has a predilection for music. His inclination towards music is not just about being a music lover. Last year he released his official single, Shekosi.
Thanasis is the second oldest brother. He plays for Milwaukee Bucks alongside his brother Giannis. They both were a part of the Bucks in the recent season. Bucks won their first national title in 50 years on Tuesday. As he battled cramps, he was placed in health and safety protocol before Game 5. It was basking in the euphoria of the fans that Thanasis was not a part of the post-game celebrations. Giannis also stated that he was sad by the fact that his brother won’t be able to play alongside him in the final game. And so he went live with his brother on Instagram. It was pure bliss for the fans to watch their heart-melting postgame celebration.
Kostas is Giannis’ younger brother and plays for South Bay Lakers. He is also a professional basketball player like his brothers. He’s currently on a two-way contract with the Lakers and their G-League affiliate. He has just started his career, and people have started comparing him with his phenomenally talented brother Giannis. Kostas became the first Antetokounmpo brother and the first Greek-born to win an NBA Championship.
Alex plays for UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ABC. He is 19 years old, precisely the youngest of the brothers. Standing 6 feet 8 inches, Alex plays the small forward position. He is in the starting stages of his career and has a long way to go.
Is Kostas the next Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Kostas Antetokounmpo started his professional career in 2018. The 26-year-old is often compared to his elder brother Giannis. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a much-celebrated name and is an extraordinary player of his kind. For anyone to be the next, Giannis looks blatantly implausible. But it is said that nothing is impossible, and the fact that Giannis himself used to be average in his initial stages makes it even look more feasible. However, Kostas is a skilled player, and comparing him to his brother is not an ethical approach. He might as well be gifted with the same athletic magic as his brother’s. To conclude, he definitely has a long, long way to go before he can become the next Giannis.
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