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Name
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Γιάννης Αντετοκούνμπο (Greek)
Number
#34
Birthday
December 6, 1994
Nationality Greek

Current Team
Milwaukee Bucks
Height
210
Weight
105
Positions
Guard, Forward-Guard, Forward, Forward-Center, Center

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Giannis 2017/2018 Stats

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5539.235.062.433.376.710.65.61.2

Giannis 2016/2017 Stats

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PERSONAL

Born in Athens … parents immigrated to Greece from Nigeria … has four brothers, two older (Thanasis and Andreas) and two younger (Kostas and Alexandros), who also play basketball … made the most of time in Milwaukee the summer of his rookie year with visits to the Wisconsin State Fair and Palermo’s Pizza Factory, where he received a personal tour of the facility from the Fallucca family and was able to make and eat his own pizza … on Twitter as @G_ante34.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second Team… Participated in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during 2014 All-Star Weekend in New Orleans… In 2013, named All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year, Co-Rookie of the Year, and to the Second and All-Defensive Teams by Eurobasket.com… Member of the Greek National Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup

 

2013-14 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in 77 appearances during his rookie season … ranked among the NBA’s rookie leaders in scoring (11th), rebounding (T-4th), assists (T-10th), FG% (9th), 3P% (4th), FT% (9th), steals (6th), blocks (4th) and minutes (5th) … scored in double figures 23 times and grabbed 10+ rebounds twice, with both efforts resulting in double-doubles … led the Bucks in blocked shots on 22 occasions, second on the team behind John Henson’s 40 such games … finished the season with 61 total blocks, which led all NBA rookies and was the seventh-most by a Bucks rookie in franchise history … posted the first double-digit scoring game of his career with 11 points on 11/12 at MIA … made the first of his 23 starts on 12/18 vs. NYK and finished with 10 points and seven rebounds … recorded his first NBA double-double on 12/27 at BKN with a season-high 16 points and 10 rebounds … recorded his second double-double on 1/11 at OKC with 13 points and season-high-tying 11 rebounds … selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, where he tallied nine points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.

PRO CAREER

2014 NBA Summer League: Played in four games (four starts) and averaged 17.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 32.5 minutes per game … missed the fifth game due to obligations to the Greek National Team … scored in double figures three of his four games with a high of 20 points against the Spurs on 7/16.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

2014 FIBA World Cup: Averaged 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 16.0 minutes for his native Greece … posted highs of 15 points against Puerto Rico, and 6 rebounds against the Phillipines and Argentina … 2013 U20 European Championships: Played in 10 games for Greece’s U20 National Team and averaged 8.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists … ranked second for the tournament in defensive rebounds (7.0) and seventh in blocked shots (1.4) … Greece finished the tournament in fifth place with an 8-2 record … 2012-13: Played in 26 games for Filathlitikos AO (A2, second division) and averaged 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists … shot 62.1% from 2-point field goal range … selected to play in the Greek League All-Star Game and scored 8 points … grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. GS Laviro on 2/23 … posted a career-high 23 points vs. Irakleuo Crete on 3/2 … had 13 points, 7 rebounds and a season-high 4 blocks vs. Ermis Lagkada on 4/13.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 15th overall pick in the NBA Draft on 6/27/13 … signed his first NBA contract with Milwaukee on 7/30/13.

2017 NBA All-Star Game |

WHEN AND WHERE:

Date: February 19, 2017
Arena: Smoothie King Center
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
National anthem TBA

WHAT: NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon tips off Sunday, Dec. 25 at 11:00 a.m. ET before an exciting lineup of five Christmas Day matchups on ABC and ESPN.

NBA fans may submit one full ballot each day through NBA.com, the NBA App (available on Android and iOS), Twitter, Facebook and Google Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblogs in China.  All current NBA players will be available for selection.

Voting ends Monday, Jan. 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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How To Vote:

HOW: Fans can cast their votes via the following platforms:

NBA.com voting page at NBA.com/voteFill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on NBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser.  Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.  

NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS.  Fans can fill out one full ballot per day, and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.

Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with an NBA player’s first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE.  Each Tweet may include only one player’s name or handle.  Fans may vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the NBA All-Star voting period.

Facebook: Post the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your personal Facebook account, or comment on another’s Facebook post.   Each post may include only one player’s name.  Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period.

Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” (ex: NBA Vote Celtics), and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players.  Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period.


Terms & Conditions Guidelines for Voting
2016-2017

Intro: It’s never been easier to get your favorite players into the NBA All-Star Game 2017! This year, fans
all around the world will have multiple ways to cast their vote.

Responsive Web (Desktop & Mobile) Ballot

To vote online from a desktop or mobile device, user must visit the official NBA All-Star 2017 ballot page
at NBA.com/vote. All web votes will be accepted under the following rules and regulations:
1. On ballot, user picks up to three front court players and up to two guards from each conference
by clicking the “Add” button.
a. To find a player, user can search for player by first or last name in the search bar
provided, use the filter and/or sort function, or click on any of the quick jump alpha links
until player is located.
2. Once selections are complete, user can click on Review & Submit button.
3. To change a pick, user can click the “Remove” button on the Review & Submit screen and select
a different player.
4. To submit votes, user must complete the reCaptcha, and click the “SUBMIT VOTES” button.
5. Users can submit a maximum of one (1) ballot, with up to ten (10) players selected, per device
per 24 hours.
6. Voting is allowed for all NBA players on roster.
7. Voting window is from December 25, 2016 (11:00:00 AM ET) – January 16, 2017 (11:59:59 PM
ET)

NBA App Ballot

To vote from a mobile app, user must visit the official NBA All-Star 2017 ballot page within the NBA for
iOS or Android. All app votes will be accepted under the following rules and regulations:
1. On ballot, user picks up to three front court players and up to two guards from each conference
by clicking the “Add” button.
a. To find a player, user can search for player by first or last name in the search bar
provided, use the filter and/or sort function, or click on any of the quick jump alpha links
until player is located.
2. Once selections are complete, user can click on Review & Submit button.
3. To change a pick, user can click the “Remove” button on the Review & Submit screen and select
a different player.
4. To submit votes, user must complete the reCaptcha, and click the “SUBMIT VOTES” button.
5. Users can submit a maximum of one (1) ballot, with up to ten (10) players selected, per device
per 24 hours.
6. Voting is allowed for all NBA players on roster.
7. The NBA App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
8. Voting window is from December 25, 2016 (11:00:00 AM ET) – January 16, 2017 (11:59:59 PM
ET).

Twitter Voting Rules:

To vote via Twitter, the user must have a Twitter account and have the ‘protect my Tweets’ option
unchecked under the account’s privacy settings. To submit a vote, the user must publish a Tweet from
their account.

All Twitter votes will be accepted under the following rules and regulations:

1. Voting window is from December 25, 2016 (11:00:00 AM ET) – January 16, 2017 (11:59:59 PM
ET).
2. To vote for NBA All-Star via Twitter, voters must publish a Tweet that includes the hashtag
#NBAVOTE and the first and last name, or Twitter handle of the player that they want to see play
in the NBA All-Star Game 2017.
3. Voters can submit a maximum of 1 player name per Tweet.
4. Voters can submit a maximum of 10 valid votes per Twitter handle per day.
5. Each Tweet must be for a different NBA player.
6. Tweets must include the NBA All-Star Vote hashtag – #NBAVOTE – to be counted as valid votes.
7. Retweets and Replies will count as valid votes.
8. Valid votes must include a player’s first and last name eg. John Wall or JohnWall.

Sample Valid Tweet:
I want to see John Wall JohnWall play in the NBA All-Star Game 2017 and watch him dunk!
#NBAVOTE
(player’s first & last name)
(hashtag)
9. Incentivized posts (that offer goods, products, services, prizes, money, or other incentives in
exchange for votes for a specific player) will be discounted.

Facebook Voting Rules:

To vote via Facebook, the user must have a Facebook account or create a Facebook account. To submit
a vote, the user must post a status update from their account.
All Facebook votes will be accepted under the following rules and regulations:
1. Voting window is from December 25, 2016 (11:00:00 AM ET) – January 16, 2017 (11:59:59 PM
ET)
2. To vote for the NBA All-Star Vote via Facebook, voters must post a status update that includes
the hashtag #NBAVOTE and the first and last name of the player that they want to see play in the
NBA All-Star Game 2017.
3. Voters can submit a maximum of 1 player name per Facebook Status post.
4. Voters can submit a maximum of 10 valid votes per Facebook ID per day.
5. Each Facebook Status post must be for a different NBA player.
6. Facebook Status posts must include the NBA All-Star Ballot hashtag – #NBAVOTE – to be
counted as valid votes.
7. Commenting on another account’s original status post will count as a valid vote.
8. Valid votes must include a player’s first and last name eg. Joakim Noah or JoakimNoah.

Sample Valid Facebook Status post:
#NBAVOTE I want to see Joakim Noah play in the NBA All-Star Game 2017– best defender in
the league!
(hashtag) (player’s first & last name)
9. Incentivized posts (that offer goods, products, services, prizes, money, or other incentives in
exchange for votes for a specific player) will be discounted.

Google Search Voting Rules:

To vote via Google, search NBA Vote All-Star on Google on an internet enabled device.
All Google votes will be accepted under the following rules and regulations:
1. Voting window is from December 25, 2016 (11:00:00 AM ET) – January 16, 2017 (11:59:59 PM
ET)
2. User must search “NBAVote All-Star” on Google, then select a team from the resulting vote Card.
a. User must then select a player(s) to vote for, then click the “vote” button to submit votes.
3. Alternatively, user can search “NBAVote + team name”, then select a player from the resulting
vote card.
4. User must tap or click player to select; user may tap or click again to unselect.
5. Before submitting a vote via Google, users must log in with their verified Google Account.
6. Limit 1 vote per player per day. Limit 10 votes per day. Unlimited votes may be submitted, totaling
no more than 10 unique players.

Tencent NBA Community Voting Rules:

To vote on Tencent NBA community, the user must have a QQ account. Users can submit their votes on The NBA
All-Star promotion page and/or directly with a post on Tencent NBA community.
All Tencent NBA community votes will be accepted under the following rules and regulations:
1. To vote for the NBA All-Star Ballot on Tencent NBA community, user will visit China.NBA.com/vote, and
select up to 10 players.
2. User will then click on the QQ share button, which will pop up the pre-populated Tencent post containing the
selected player(s’) first & last name and designated hashtag, #2017NBA全明星投票# (translation:
#2017nbaballot#).
3. User then shares this post to Tencent NBA Community to complete their vote.
4. Users are allowed up to 1 unique vote per 24 hours. Each vote can contain from 1-10 names, each name
must be different.
5. All valid votes must include #2017NBA全明星投票# (translation: #2017nbaballot#), and the first and last
name in Chinese of the player that they want to see play in the NBA All-Star Game 2017.
6. Voting window is from December 25, 2016 (11:00:00 AM ET) – January 16, 2017 (11:59:59 PM ET).
Sample Valid Tencent NBA community Vote:
#2017NBA全明星投票# 我希望在全明星比赛中看到布兰登-巴斯。
Translation: #2017nbaballot# I want to see Brandon Bass play in the NBA All-Star Game 2017.
(hashtag) (player’s first & last name)

Sina Weibo Voting Rules:

To vote on Sina Weibo(weibo.com), the user must have a Sina Weibo account. Users can submit their votes on The
NBA All-Star promotion page.
All Sina Weibo votes will be accepted under the following rules and regulations:

1. To vote for the NBA All-Star Voting on Sina Weibo, user will visit China.NBA.com/vote, and select up to 10
players.
2. User will then click on the Sina Weibo share button, which will pop up the pre-populated Sina post
containing selected player(s’) first & last name and designated hashtag, #2017NBA全明星投票#
(translation: #2017nbaballot#).
3. User then shares this post to complete their vote.
4. Users are allowed up to 1 vote per 24 hours. Each vote can contain from 1-10 names, each name must be
different.
5. All valid votes must include #2017NBA全明星投票# (translation: #2017nbaballot#), and the first and last
name in Chinese of the player(s) that they want to see play in the NBA All-Star Game 2017
6. Retweets do not count as valid votes.
7. Voting window is from December 25, 2016 (11:00:00 AM ET) – January 16, 2017 (11:59:59 PM ET)

 

MIL vs WAS - Play Of The Day

Cast your vote for Giannis posting on Social Media. #NBAVOTE Giannis Antetokounmpo

He's learned how to play the game. He's learned about time and score; he's learned how to play with his teammates. All those things are what make you an NBA star as time goes on.

Gregg PopovichCoach, San Antonio Spurs

He's unbelievable. I don't think he understands how much talent he has. He has got to work even harder now if he really wants to be a superstar player in the NBA.

Kobe BryantLegend

Greek or American, we're all cheering for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who seems to be getting better and better each year! We hope to see more from him in the future.

Barack ObamaPresident of The United States