Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball forward who is playing for the Milwaukee Bucks of NBA. He joined youth basketball in Filathlitikos and played NBA professionally for the teams like Westchester Knicks, New York Knicks, Andorra, and Panathinaikos.
Apart from that, Thanasis became a familiar face as the older brother of Bucks All-Star, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Greek NBA player Thanasis is the son of his Nigerian parents, Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo. His family possesses an athletic background. His father Charles, who died in 2017 due to a heart attack, was a Nigerian soccer star. As for his mother Veronica, she was an avid athlete who did high jumping.
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His parents Charles and Veronica immigrated to Greece from Nigeria in 1991 for the betterment of their lives. But it wasn't easy for them to find the job and fed family afloat while residing in Athens. With Thanasis, they had three sons Kostas, Alexis, and Thanasis to raise. They had left their oldest son behind- Francis Antetokounmpo with his grandparents in Nigeria.
Despite all the adversities, Thanasis parents did an excellent job to raise him and his three other siblings in Athens and kept on supporting their career choice.
Childhood Throwback: Thanasis Antetokounmpo with his parents Chris and Veronica alongside his siblings (Photo: Instagram)
Like Thanasis, all of his four siblings are also into athleticism. The oldest of Antetokounmpo family, Francis followed his father's footstep and played football in Nigeria. After moving to Greece and rejoining his parents and brothers, he took upon basketball.
The youngest, Alexis who is a 2020 recruit of NBA Wisconsin Green Bay, ranks #190 in the country. Meanwhile, Kostas played at Dayon Flyers before signing with the Dallas Mavericks ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Moreover, Thanasis younger brother Giannis is a prominent athletic wing player, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. Due to his NBA stats, Giannis, who bagged NBA MVP in 2019, became known as 'The Greek Freak.'
Unlike his brother Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is currently dating a star volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, Thanasis has remained mum on adressing his love-life in public.
From the social networks, he mostly hints his singlehood. Back, during the Valentine's Day 2019, Thanasis did post a photo with lots of chocolates in his hand. He wrote in Greek that it was a day to embrace all the flavors of love.
Despite that, as of now, there are no traces of Thanasis having a girlfriend.
Thanasis summons the net worth as a Greek professional NBA player, who is currently playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. He signed a two-year contract worth $3,147,290 with Bucks in 2019. As per Spotrac.com, his salary is estimated to be around $1,573,645 per year and will earn $1,445,697 in 2019/20 season.
Apart from that, his brother Giannis Antetokounmpo garners the average salary of $25 million per year from his affiliation with Bucks and his endorsement with Nike. Giannis' net worth is estimated to be around $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Thanasis was born as Athanasios "Thanasis" Antetokounmpo in Athens, Greece on 18 July 1992. Despite hailing from Athens and representing the country as a national sportsman, Thanasis did not receive Greek citizenship until the age of 21, on 9 May 2013.
On the side of physical attributes, the 27 years old NBA player stands tall with a height of 2.01 m (6 feet 7 inch) and measures around 205 lbs in weight.