Antetokounmpo shares 2 children with his partner, Mariah Riddlesprigger.
“I hope I can be as good of a father to my sons as my dad was to me,” captioned the NBA star from Greece.
Antetokounmpo has played 9 seasons for the Milwaukee Bucks. He has averaged 21.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 656 regular-season games.
His position is power forward or small forward and was selected to play in 5 All-Star games.
Since entering the NBA draft in 2014, Giannis Antetokounmpo has become one of the NBA’s top players. Antetokounmpo’s brothers, Thanasis and Kostas also play in the NBA, making headlines by becoming the first trio-brothers to win NBA Championships in league history.
A native of Athens, Greece, the 26-year-old Milwaukee Bucks forward is a two-time MVP, a five-time All-Star, and winner of 1 NBA championship.
The perennial all-start player shares 2 children with his partner, Mariah Riddlesprigger of 3 years. Riddlesprigger is a native Californian and former volleyball player during the four years she attended Rice University in Houston, Texas.
The love birds share two adorable sons, 2-year-old Liam and 6-month-old Maverick Shai.
Antetokounmpo has stated many times that his family is the most important thing in his life.
Giannis Antetokounmbo’s Story is Like No Other
Audiences have never seen a story like that of the Antetokounmpos… which is why Disney decided to make a movie showcasing his and his family’s story.
After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo struggled to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation. With their oldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple were desperate to obtain Greek citizenship but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at every turn.
When they weren’t selling items to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers– Giannis and Thanasis would play basketball with a local youth team. Latecomers to the sport, they discovered their great abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world class athletes, along with brother, Kostas.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said it was an emotional experience watching the movie about his family’s life during a press conference on Wednesday.
The movie “Rise” is about not only Giannis, but the entire Antetokounmpo family. It tells the story of Giannis and his brothers growing up in Greece, and the trials and tribulations they endured as they rose to success through basketball.
“We started from nothing together and we ‘Rise’ as a family and we will keep on rising together,” says an emotional Giannis.
“Rise,” comes out on June 24 on Disney +.
Watch the trailer here: