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Giannis antetokounmpo


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Giannis antetokounmpo

  1. 1. GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO 2nd Lyceum of Kos, GREECE Marianthi Afroditi Chlapani
  2. 2. Early life • Born in Athens, Greece • On December 6, 1994 • Parents from Nigeria (Lagos) • Moved to Greece in 1991 • Antetokounmpo's father, Charles, is a former Nigerian soccer player. • His mother, Veronica, was a high-jumper.
  3. 3. • For the first 18 years of his life, he had no papers, neither from Nigeria, nor from Greece. • He officially gained Greek citizenship on May 9, 2013 (after he was drafted in the NBA), with the official legal spelling of his name being Giannis Antetokounmpo. • His nickname is "The Greek Freak".
  4. 4. • Antetokounmpo grew up in Athens, in the neighbourhood of Sepolia. • Like many other immigrants in Greece, his parents struggled to find work. • They faced evictions, moved from place to place. • Antetokounmpo and his older brother, Thanasis, helped out by selling sunglasses, hats and bags on the streets.
  5. 5. Career • In 2007, he started playing basketball (he even shared the same shoes with his brother, Thanasis). • By 2009 he was playing competitively for the youth squad of Filathlitikos. • On April 28, 2013, he officially made himself eligible for the 2013 NBA draft. • He fulfilled his draft projections as a first-round pick by being selected 15th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. • On July 30, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Bucks.
  6. 6. Now • On February 19, 2017, he was selected for All Star Game 2017. He became the first Greek NBA All- Star. • In the game, he led the East with 30 points in what was a 192–182 loss to the West. • At 22 years old he became the youngest player in franchise history to start in an All-Star Game. • Now he has a huge 100 million dollar contract with Milwaukee Bucks and he is the first NBA player in history to finish in Top 20 of all major stats.
  7. 7. Links • ounmpo • -all-star-play21