11 Interesting Facts about Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2019 NBA Best Player

11 Interesting Facts about Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2019 NBA Best Player

Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the MVP or best player for the 2018/19 NBA season. The Milwaukee Bucks star was able to perform beautifully throughout the season with his team, despite failing to give the title.

The 24-year-old power forward managed to beat his rivals, namely James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunders star Paul George.

Here are some interesting facts about the 211 centimeter player:

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes from Greece. He was born on December 6, 1994 in the City of Athens.

2. As a child, Antetokounmpo preferred to play soccer. Reported by Milwaukeerecord, he idolizes the Danish footballer, Simon Bloch Jorgensen. But he then turned to basketball. He played for the Greek basketball team Filathtilikos, among others, until he was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013/14 season.

3. As a child Giannis became the backbone of his family. He sells watches, bags, sunglasses, and some of his favorite toys to keep the family economy alive.

4. Still on motivation, Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly receives calls and messages containing harsh criticism and inappropriate comments. He made him a motivational whip.

5. It may sound strange and absurd to us. He just tasted the modern drink, smoothie (a juice drink filled with fruit that is blended until thick and mixed with milk) in 2014 or to be precise when he entered a professional career in basketball.

6. Giannis's hand reaches 12 inches or reaches approximately 30 centimeters, which means that it is almost 3 inches longer than the hands of the LA Lakers superstar, LeBron James.

7. Giannis and his older brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, served in the military for several days in July 2016.

8. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the second of four children. He has an older brother, Thanasis, and two younger siblings, Kostas and Alexis, who both play basketball.

9. In the 2018/19 season, Giannis was able to triple-double 5 times. A record that is certainly extraordinary for the player in his position, but certainly not many know if he did it for the first time in 2016. This happened on February 22, 2016 when his team beat the LA Lakers with a score of 108-101, where he scored 27 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.

10. On January 19, 2018, Giannis was able to register his name on the Eastern Conference NBA All-Star team and immediately became a starter.

11. Giannis Antetokoumpo admits that he wants to be loyal to the Bucks, even though he has received many offers from big teams, such as the LA Lakers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat.

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