Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Giannis Antetokounmpo: Greek basketball player
Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. In 2011, he began playing for the club's senior team before entering the 2013 NBA draft, where he was selected 15th overall by the Bucks. Antetokounmpo's nationality, in addition to his combination of size, speed and ball-handling skills earned him the nickname "Greek Freak".


LeBron James miffed by NBA MVP voting totals, Giannis delighted [Video]

LeBron James miffed by NBA MVP voting totals, Giannis delighted

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James says he was 'pissed off' after receiving only 16 first-place votes for the NBA's most valuable player (MVP) award, losing out to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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LeBron James miffed by most valuable player voting totals

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(Reuters) – Los Angles Lakers forward LeBron James said he was “pissed off” after receiving only 16 first-place votes for the NBA’s most valuable player (MVP) award. Milwaukee Bucks power..
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LeBron James 'pissed off' he didn't receive more first-place votes for NBA MVP

LeBron James, who finished second to Giannis Antetokounmpo, expressed some frustration over receiving just 16 of 101 first-place votes for NBA MVP. - Published

Antetokounmpo earns second successive MVP award

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is named NBA Most Valuable Player for the second successive season.
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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is NBA Most Valuable Player for second straight season

Giannis Antetokounmpo's two MVP awards make him the 14th player in NBA history to earn the league's top individual regular-season honor multiple times - Published

Miami Heat take down top seed Milwaukee Bucks to advance to NBA Eastern Conference final

The Miami Heat eliminated the Bucks with a 103-94 victory in Game 5 on Tuesday, as Milwaukee played without star Giannis Antetokounmpo. - Published

NBA round-up: Giannis goes down but Bucks rally to beat Miami Heat

nba round-up: giannis goes down but bucks rally to beat miami heat
The Milwaukee Bucks may have lost their greatest weapon but they have kept their season alive with a 118-115 overtime victory against the Miami Heat. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis...
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Awkward NBA bubble: Lakers coach Frank Vogel ran into Giannis Antetokounmpo after proclaiming LeBron James the MVP

After two months inside the NBA bubble at Disney World, the daily interactions between coaches and players are starting to get a little weird. - Published

NBA play-offs: Giannis Antetokounmpo limps out of Milwaukee Bucks' overtime win over Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo limps out of his side's overtime win against Miami Heat on Sunday.
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After Giannis Antetokounmpo leaves with ankle injury, Bucks hold off Heat to avoid sweep

Khris Middleton and the Bucks pulled out a gutsy overtime win after Giannis Antetokounmpo left early in the second quarter with an ankle injury. - Published

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo leaves Game 4 vs. Heat after reinjuring ankle

Giannis Antetokounmpo was ruled out of the rest of Game 4 vs. Miami after the Milwaukee star landed awkwardly on his right foot in the second quarter. - Published

Heat put league-best Bucks in 0-2 hole as Jimmy Butler hits free throws with no time remaining

Jimmy Butler was fouled by Bucks' DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo as time expired and hit both free throws to give the Heat the Game 2 win and a 2-0 lead. - Published

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Playoff Game Against Magic Over Jacob Blake Shooting

The Milwaukee Bucks are boycotting their playoff game against the Orlando Magic Wednesday ... electing to not take the court in protest after the Jacob Blake shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his.. - Published

Giannis, Bucks move within 1 game of closing out Magic

giannis, bucks move within 1 game of closing out magic
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Bucks' Antetokounmpo receives one-match ban for headbutt

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is banned for one match after headbutting Washington Wizards centre Moritz Wagner during Tuesday's game.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks march with Milwaukee protesters: 'We want change. We want justice'

The reigning NBA MVP told the crowd: "I want my kid to grow up here in Milwaukee, and not to be scared to walk in the streets." - Published

Antetokounmpo's accounts hacked, investigation underway

antetokounmpo's accounts hacked, investigation underway
The Milwaukee Bucks are investigating how hackers gained access to NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media and bank accounts after a series of expletive-laced and racist...
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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo apologizes after apparent Twitter hack

After numerous racist posts appeared, the Bucks star's girlfriend and brother claimed his social media, phone, email and bank accounts were hacked. - Published

Giannis battered in showdown, says knee OK

giannis battered in showdown, says knee ok
Giannis Antetokounmpo needed three stitches for a busted lip and tweaked his left knee on a scary fall Friday night as the Bucks fell 113-103 to the Lakers in a showdown of the NBA's top two teams...
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LeBron James' 37 points leads Lakers past Giannis Antetokounmpo's Bucks

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LeBron James picks Anthony Davis first in All-Star draft, Giannis Antetokounmpo takes Joel Embiid

LeBron James went with his teammate as the top pick after all. Giannis Antetokounmpo selected one of his "African brothers" with the second pick. - Published

France’s first NBA regular season game draws PSG superstars, eager fans

With the world’s two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them.
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NBA All-Star starters announced: LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo captains again

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are back as captains for the All-Star Game in Chicago. See who else will join them as starters on Feb. 16. - Published

Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat Davis-led Lakers

antetokounmpo, bucks beat davis-led lakers
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Giannis Antetokounmpo unleashes 3-pointer to lead Bucks past Lakers in showdown of NBA's best

Giannis antetokounmpo had 34 points and hit a career-high five 3s to lead the Bucks to a 111-104 win over LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers. - Published

Humble beginnings for the 'Greek Freak'

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo tells 60 Minutes about selling trinkets on Athens streets to help his family and how that persistence has propelled him in the NBA
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Giannis Antetokounmpo: Decision to stay becomes 'a lot more difficult' if Bucks underperform

Giannis Antetokounmpo won't discuss his contract during the season, but talked to a Harvard researcher in the spring about the Bucks' performance. - Published

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MVP Antetokounmpo and Greece fall to US at World Cup

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NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was unable to save Greece as holders the United States reached the Basketball World Cup quarter-finals with a 69-53 win on Saturday. In front of a capacity 12,000 crowd in..
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Lakers claim Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother, tampering jokes abound

The Lakers can't escape tampering jokes, especially when they claim the MVP's younger brother. - Published

NBA MVP Antetokounmpo sues artist over alleged 'Greek Freak' knockoffs

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 2019 National Basketball Association most valuable player, sued a Pennsylvania man on Monday for allegedly selling "Greek Freak" t-shirts and other..
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antekokounmpo pays emotional tribute to father on collecting MVP award

milwaukee bucks' giannis antekokounmpo pays emotional tribute to father on collecting mvp award
Milwaukee Bucks' forward Giannis Antetokounmpo breaks down after being picked as the 2018-19 NBA regular season Most Valuable Player.
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Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors, cries as he thanks family

A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year
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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP at the 2019 NBA Awards

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(CNN)Giannis Antetokounmpo has been crowned the NBA's most valuable player. Antetokounmpo, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, gave a heartfelt speech thanking his coaches, teammates and his father,..
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Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. Their star Giannis Antetokounmpo earned MVP honors at the NBA Awards. - Published

Giannis talks teammate's controversial arrest, NBA 2K19

"I'm going to have his back no matter what. What I saw from the video was disturbing," Antetokounmpo says
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Giannis Antetokounmpo gives emotional speech after winning NBA MVP award

Giannis Antetokounmpo was emotional, particularly when discussing his late father, as he accepted the NBA MVP award. - Published

Comparing the NBA MVP finalists: Who has the edge?

Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George are finalists for the NBA MVP. Compare their résumés before the winner is announced Monday night. - Published