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Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Greek professional basketball player, who won the 2021 NBA championship with his younger brother, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Thanasis Antetokounmpo
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Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He is also famous as the older brother of two-time NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, with whom he won the 2021 NBA Championship as teammates with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo| Early life, Childhood, and Education

Talking about his early life, Thanasis Antetokounmpo was born Athanasios Rotimi Antetokounmpo on July 18, 1992, in Athens, Greece. He holds Greek citizenship and comes from a black ethnic background.

Furthermore, Thanasis is the son of his late father, Charles Antetokounmpo, who was a former Nigerian soccer player, and his mother Veronica Antetokounmpo is a former Nigerian high jumper. Likewise, his parents are from different Nigerian ethnic backgrounds as his father, Charles was Yoruba, and his mother, Veronica is from the Igbo community.

Moreover, Thanasis grew up in Athens neighborhood of Sepolia with four famous brothers named Francis Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kostas Antetokounmpo, and Alex Antetokounmpo. From this, Francis is the oldest brother while Alex Antetokounmpo is the youngest one.

Regarding his educational background, Thanasis attended Dоmnсan High School with his brothers in Ohio, and later on, he joined Dayton College for further studies.

Career and Professional Life

Moving onto his professional career, Thanasis Antetokounmpo began his professional career by being selected in the 2013 NBDL Draft.
Afterward, he appeared in 50 games for the Delaware Blue Coats, then he was selected for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Furthermore, he was selected by the New York Knicks for the summer league of 2014 and played for the team at the NBA Summer League where he averaged 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in five games.

Moreover, in his career, he plays in Europe’s best domestic league as a member of Andorra, the Spanish Liga Endesa.

Additionally, he provides a good presence and contributed to his team’s success by helping them reach the postseason position.

Throughout his good performance, he earned the title of season’s Most Improved Player (MSP).

In July 2017, Thanasis returned back to Greece and joined the Panathinaikos team. Moreover, he averaged 5.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the Greek Basket League tournament and 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in the Euroleague for Panathinaikos in the season 2018-19 campaign.

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Thanasis with his younger brother, Giannis Antetokounmpo, with whom he won the 2021 NBA championship

As recently, Thanasis and his famous younger brother, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who won two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), with whom Thanasis won the 2021 NBA Championship as a teammate with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Additionally, Thanasis is also involved in charitable works, in which he and his brothers ran 5 km as a part of the Nike-sponsored Athens 5KM, and as a result, they had a large crowd of people cheering them on.

The main purpose of this event was to support and contribute to a non-profit organization that helps single mothers and their children.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo| Net worth and Salary

Focusing on his net worth and salary, Thanasis Antetokounmpo gained so much popularity and fame through his professional basketball player.

From this, he must have earned a good fortune of money, and his estimated net worth is about $10 million USD. Furthermore, he received a huge salary of $1.729 million USD as of 2022.

Rumors and Controversy

Regarding this, Thanasis Antetokounmpo is never been part of rumors and controversy till now of his professional basketball player.

Moreover, he kept his personal life os separate and does not want to mix it up with his professional life.

Personal Life and Relationship

Talking about his personal life, Thanasis Antetokounmpo is currently single and he might be focusing on his career right now. Moreover, he has not revealed his private things to the public and on social media till now.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo| Body Measurement

Regarding his body measurement, Thanasis Antetokounmpo has an athletic body with a good physique. He stands a very tall height of 6 feet 6 inches(1.98 meters) and he weighs around 99 kilograms (219 pounds).

Furthermore, he has black hair with the black color of his eyes. Additionally, Thanasis even made a tattoo on both the left and right sides of his hand.

Social Media Profile

Focusing on his social media, Thanasis Antetokounmpo is very much active on all sorts of social networking sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, as well as Youtube.

He has around 575K followers on his Facebook account, while he has more than 1.3 million followers on his Instagram profile.

Moreover, on his Twitter profile, he gained over 93K followers, and on his Youtube channel, he has more than 186K subscribers respectively.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Athanasios Rotimi Antetokounmpo
  • Birth Place- Athens, Greece
  • Nationality- Greek
  • Ethnicity- Black
  • Profession- Basketball player
  • Famous for the- 2021 NBA Championship
  • Started career- Basketball player
  • Height- 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m)
  • Currently Married- No
  • Spouse- No
  • Children- No
  • Tattoo(s)- Yes

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