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Giannis Antetokounmpo: Greek basketball player
Giannis Sina Ougko 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 combination of size, speed and ball-handling skills led to his nickname the "Greek Freak".


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Giannis Antetokounmpo unleashes 3-pointer to lead Bucks past Lakers in showdown of NBA's best

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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2018-19 NBA Most Valuable Player award

Six years after entering the NBA as a skinny teenager full of raw talent, Giannis Antetokounmpo capped a season full of accolades with his first MVP.
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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.
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