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Thanasis Antetokounmpo Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Thanasis Antetokounmpo Quick Info
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 99 kg
Date of Birth July 18, 1992
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Dark Brown

Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player who has represented the New York Knicks (2016) and Milwaukee Bucks (2019-Present) in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He has also spent a considerable time in the minor/developmental NBA G League playing for the Delaware 87ers (2013-2014) and the Westchester Knicks (2014-2016). He was included in the NBA G-League ‘All-Defensive Third Team’ in 2014 and the NBA G-League ‘All-Defensive Second Team’ (2015). His greatest success, however, at the franchise level, had come in Greece where he has represented Filathlitikos A.O. Zografou B.C. (FAOZ) (2011-2013) and Panathinaikos B.C. OPAP (2017–2019). With the latter team, he had won the Greek Basket League (GBL) Championship twice (2018, 2019) and the Greek Cup once (2019). For his performances, he was named the Greek Basket League‘s ‘Most Spectacular Player’ in both 2018 and 2019. In both those years, he was included in the league’s annual ‘All-Star Game’ and was named the Greek Basket League ‘MVP’ on each occasion. Between 2016 and 2017, he had also featured for an Andorra-based team called Bàsquet Club Andorra S.A. that plays in the Liga ACB in Spain. He had been pivotal in helping the team qualify for the playoffs for the first time in 22 years.

Born Name

Athanasios Rotimi Antetokounmpo

Nick Name

Thanasis, Greek Freak 2, The Greek Streak, The Elevator

Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Thanasis Antetokounmpo / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Athens, Greece

Residence

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Nationality

Greek

 

Occupation

Professional Basketball Player

Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Thanasis Antetokounmpo / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Charles Antetokounmpo (Former Professional Soccer Player)
  • Mother – Veronica Antetokounmpo (Former High Jumper)
  • Siblings – Francis (Andreas) Antetokounmpo (Older Brother) (Professional Soccer Player), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Younger Brother) (Professional Basketball Player), Kostas Antetokounmpo (Younger Brother) (Professional Basketball Player), Alexis Antetokounmpo (Younger Brother) (Basketball Player)

Position

Small Forward

Shirt Number

  • 43 – Milwaukee Bucks, Greece, New York Knicks

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Weight

99 kg or 218 lbs

Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Thanasis Antetokounmpo / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of Nigerian (Yoruba, Igbo) descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Towering frame
  • Side-cropped, spiked hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a rugged beard

Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Thanasis Antetokounmpo as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Thanasis Antetokounmpo / Instagram)

Thanasis Antetokounmpo Facts

  1. He was born in Athens, Greece, to Nigerian parents who had emigrated from Lagos just a year before his birth. His parents had left their firstborn son, Francis, back in Nigeria.
  2. He had not received Greek citizenship until May 2013, as the Greek nationality law abides by the principle of jus sanguinis. He was effectively stateless until then, with no citizenship in either Nigeria or Greece.
  3. In May 2016, owing to his Nigerian roots, he was named in their senior men’s national team’s training camp preliminary list for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He, however, turned down the offer and chose to represent Greece instead.
  4. In Greece, his family’s name was Romanized to Antetokounmpo from the original Adetokunbo which roughly translates to ‘The Crown has returned from Overseas’.
  5. His nickname, The Elevator, was coined by his younger brother Giannis and Greek basketball sportscaster Vangelis Ioannou, during the EuroBasket tournament being played in Helsinki in 2017. His insane jumping ability had led to that nickname.
  6. In July 2019, when he had signed up with Milwaukee Bucks and joined his younger brother Giannis in the team, they were the 2nd pair of brothers in the Bucks‘ roster after Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez.

Featured Image by Thanasis Antetokounmpo / Instagram

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