Happy 27th Birthday Giannis Antetokounmpo

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The Bucks won the NBA Championship last season for the first time in over 50-years, and Antetokounmpo also won his first title and NBA Finals MVP.  

He now adds those accomplishments to a long list of other accolades including two MVPs and a Defensive Player of The Year Award. 

Here are some interesting facts about Giannis you might not know about.

  • Giannis was born Adetokunbo December 6, 1994 in Athens Greece
  • The 27-year-old is the First Greek to Win NBA MVP
  • He and his brother Thanasis served in the Military in 2016
  • His nickname is the “Greek Freak”
  • Giannis is the only NBA player to win the most improved player and most valuable player awards
  • Giannis sold watches and DVDs as a child to help his parents earn a little extra cash.
  • The Greek Freak is the third player in NBA history to win both MVP and DPOY in the same season.
  • The Greek Freak trademarked his nickname as his stardom grew
  • Antetokounmpo is an avid fan of the Greek club Olympiakos.
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