Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award and the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after winning the 2021 NBA Finals
The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award and the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy after winning the 2021 NBA Finals | Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Greek Freak began playing basketball in Athens, Greece, where his family immigrated after leaving Nigeria. Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the 2013 NBA Draft where the Milwaukee Bucks chose him with the 15th overall pick. After developing his ball-handling skills for a few years, he won the 2017 Most Improved Player award.

Antetokounmpo is a fan-favorite NBA player who’s become a five-time All-Star and two-time MVP. After leading the Bucks to their first NBA championship since 1971, he became the 2021 Finals MVP, joining the NBA 75th Anniversary Team later that year. Antetokounmpo famously has four brothers — two of which also play in the NBA.

  • Current team: Milwaukee Bucks
  • Position: Power forward, small forward, shooting guard, and point guard
  • Height: 6’11”
  • Accomplishments: 2021 NBA Champion, 2021 Finals MVP, five-time All-Star, two-time MVP, and five-time All-NBA
  • Drafted: No. 15 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013
  • Shoots: Right
  • Nickname: The Greek Freak, The Alphabet

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