After gaining Greek citizenship in 2013, a romanization of their surname Adetokunbo saw it become Antetokounmpo.. Antetekounmpo's second season with the Bucks saw both individual and team development. Giannis also made All-NBA and All-Defense that season. He was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, where he tallied nine points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.  However, he missed the actual EuroBasket 2017 tournament, due to a knee injury..  He and Thanasis were teammates in Filathlitikos, with Kostas later joining the squad in the 2013–14 season.  Antetokounmpo helped the Bucks finish an Eastern Conference-best 14–4 in March, the franchise's first calendar month with at least 14 victories since going 16–2 in February 1971. , On March 13, 2020, Antetokounmpo and his family pledged to give $100,000 to the staff of the Fiserv Forum who were unable to work during the suspension of the 2019–20 NBA season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bucks star and girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger welcome Liam Charles Antetokounmpo", "Liam Charles Antetokounmpo in the housepic.twitter.com/yVSf0U93le", "Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zion Williamson among stars aiding arena workers", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Giannis_Antetokounmpo&oldid=983857090, Greek expatriate basketball people in the United States, National Basketball Association All-Stars, National Basketball Association players from Greece, Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected biographies of living people, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with Greek-language sources (el), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Finished 2019–2020 NBA regular season with highest, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 17:24.
, Antetokounmpo's father, Charles, was a former Nigerian association football player, while his mother, Veronica, is a former high jumper. Most famously, the Toronto Raptors built a 'wall' of lengthy, adept defenders to neutralise Antetokounmpo's paint dominance in their 2019 Conference Finals victory.
 With 25 points against the Knicks on January 6, Antetokounmpo had at least 20 points in his 14th consecutive game, matching the longest streak by a Bucks player since Michael Redd in 2006.
, However, Antetokounmpo has been criticised for his lack of a reliable jump shot. , In Game 1 of the Bucks' first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Antetokounmpo recorded 35 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in a 113–107 overtime loss.
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. EAST SEMIFINALS - Game 5, MIA WINS SERIES 4-1, Giannis loudly welcomes home NBA champion brother Kostas, Giannis doesn't want to be called MVP until he wins a title, Giannis on not being able to play: I 'feel lost'. However, in the Bucks' first round playoff match-up with the Chicago Bulls, they were defeated 4 games to 2. " Antetokounmpo and the Bucks resumed their campaign against the Boston Celtics on July 31, where Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to victory with 36 points and 15 rebounds.
However, the Celtics would go on to eliminate the Bucks in seven games, in spite of Antetokounmpo's 22 points and nine rebounds in Game 7. Giannis was a high-upside athletic specimen coming into the draft, but it was unclear how much potential he really had. Find detailed Giannis Antetokounmpo stats on FOXSports.com. During the 2012–13 Greek A2 League season, Antetokounmpo shot 46.4% from the field (62.1% on two-point field goals), 31.3% from three-point range, and 72.0% from the free throw line, while averaging 22.5 minutes per game. Through the year 2019, Antetokounmpo has played with the senior men's Greek national team in 49 games.  His nickname is the "Greek Freak".  On November 25, Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 50 points, along with 14 rebounds, in a 122–118 win over the Utah Jazz.  He also became the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 20 in the league in each of the five major categories in a regular season.
Antetokounmpo is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2020.
 With the contract starting with the 2013–14 season, he decided to stay with the Filathlitikos for the remainder of the 2012–13 season. Born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens.  His parents are from different Nigerian ethnic groups—Charles was Yoruba, while Veronica is Igbo.  On March 17, Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 52 points to go with 16 rebounds in a 130–125 loss to the 76ers. Having shot above 31% from three-point range just once in his career, Antetokounmpo's jumper has been exploited by other teams.  Antetokounmpo's game-winning tip-in in Game 4 equalised the series at two games a piece. The award was the first of Antetokounmpo's career and the first for a Buck since Michael Redd won the award in January 2004.  As a result, Antetokounmpo is taking more jump shots, averaging a career-high 4.7 three-point goals attempted and 1.4 made per game in 2019–20.
 Antetokounmpo's fourth season would be his breakout season, as he further increased his statistical output and ascended to stardom.  A 2017 analysis conducted by Stats SportVU at the behest of FiveThirtyEight showed that Antetokounmpo was able to cover just over 15 feet off a single dribble when driving to the basket, 5 feet further than the average player in the league.  For his defensive efforts, Antetokounmpo won the 2020 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Despite not being the primary ball handler of the Bucks, he has largely orchestrated the team's offense.
Giannis has a total of four brothers, two younger and two older. According to basketball great Hakeem Olajuwon, also a Yoruba, the original family name of Antetokounmpo translates to "the crown has returned from overseas"..  After a December 14 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Antetokounmpo had lead the Bucks to their 18th straight victory, 2 shy of the franchise record. , When he officially gained Greek citizenship on May 9, 2013, his name was officially romanized as Giannis Antetokounmpo.  In Game 5 of the series on April 24, Antetokounmpo set a new playoff career-high with 30 points, but could not lead the Bucks to a win as they lost 118–93 to go down 3–2 in the series. , Antetokounmpo is also recognized as an elite defensive player, capable of guarding all five positions but more often deployed in a "free safety" role that allows him to roam the paint and discourage attacks on the rim. , Antetokounmpo again joined the Greek national team for EuroBasket 2015.
Stats at NBA.com Stats at Basketball-Reference.com Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo (/ ˈ j ɑː n ɪ s ˌ ɑː n t ɛ t ʌ ˈ k uː m p oʊ / YAH-nis AHN-teh-tuh-KOOM-poh; Greek: …  Although Antetokounmpo and three of his four brothers were born in Greece, they did not automatically receive full Greek citizenship as the Greek nationality law abides by the jus sanguinis.
 Three days later, he was named a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, becoming the first Buck since Marques Johnson (1979–80) to be named a starter in two straight All-Star Games.
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