Kostas Antetokounmpo is a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player. He is the brother of other famous basketball players like Giannis, Thanasis, and Alex. Together, they form the “4 brothers in the NBA.”
Currently, he is playing for a team called Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the Euro League, where his older brother Thanasis had previously played for two seasons.
In terms of his earnings, during the 2022/23 season, he played for the Chicago Bulls and earned $172,555.
In the 2020/21 season, he was with the Los Angeles Lakers and made $449,115.
The 2019/20 season, also with the Los Angeles Lakers, saw him earn $79,568.
In the 2018/19 season, he played for the Dallas Mavericks and earned $77,250.
In total, his earnings in his basketball career amount to approximately $778,488. With these earnings, Kostas’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Full Name||Konstantinos Ndubuisi Antetokounmpo|
|Age||25 years old|
|Date of birth||November 20, 1997|
|Place of birth||Athens, Greece|
|Parents||Father: Charles Antetokounmpo|
Mother: Veronica Antetokounmpo
Kostas Antetokounmpo Biography
Konstantinos Ndubuisi Antetokounmpo was born in a neighborhood called Sepolia in Athens, Greece, on November 20, 1997. His parents, Veronica Antetokounmpo and Charles are from Nigeria. He has a Nigerian passport, which he got in June 2013 so that he could visit the United States legally.
.In 2016, he became an official citizen of Greece. He’s the younger brother of Giannis and Thanasis, who are pro basketball players, and the younger brother of Francis, who’s a pro soccer player. He’s the older sibling to Alex.
When Giannis was picked to play in the NBA, Kostas and Alex moved to Milwaukee with their parents. Kostas went to Dominican High School in Wisconsin, where he played basketball during his junior and senior years. Even though he started playing basketball with junior teams in Greece, he had an amazing senior year and helped his team win a state championship.
After high school, Kostas went to college and played basketball for the University of Dayton. In his first year there, he couldn’t play because they called him a “partial qualifier.” This happened because he spent his first two years of high school in Greece. But he finally got to play in the 2017-18 season and did really well. He’s been working hard to make a name for himself in basketball, just like his famous brothers.
Kostas Antetokounmpo Basketball Career
On March 22, 2018, Kostas decided to enter the 2018 NBA draft. He joined 68 other players at the NBA Draft Combine on May 4, 2018. People thought he might get picked in the second round, similar to his older brother Thanasis.
However, he ended up being the very last pick of the 2018 NBA draft, chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers, but then quickly traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Kostas signed a two-way contract on July 13, which meant he’d play for both the Mavericks and their NBA G League team, the Texas Legends.
He made his NBA debut on March 20, 2019, in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. But on July 19, 2019, he was released by the Mavericks
Los Angeles Lakers
On July 22, 2019, Kostas joined the Los Angeles Lakers after being claimed off waivers.
During that season, he played in 5 games under a two-way contract and achieved his career-high by scoring 7 points in a game against the Sacramento Kings on August 13, 2020.
He had a memorable moment in his basketball career when the Lakers won the NBA championship by defeating the Miami Heat in six games. This made him the first Greek-born player to win an NBA championship.
Notably, in the following season, his brothers Giannis and Thanasis also secured their own championships while playing together on the Milwaukee Bucks.
He signed a new two-way contract with the Lakers on November 26, 2020.
He made a move to ASVEL Villeurbanne, a team in the French LNB Pro A and the Euro League on July 16, 2021. During his time with the team, he played in 26 Euro League games, where his performance average was 5.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks, usually playing for about 13 minutes in each game.
On October 14, 2022, he joined the Chicago Bulls by signing a two-way contract. Unfortunately, his stay with the team was quite brief, as they released him on December 16, 2022, and he didn’t have the opportunity to play in any NBA games with the Bulls.
On December 19, 2022, he made a move to Fenerbahçe Beko in the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). During his time with the team. Then, on June 20, 2023, he and the club decided to part ways mutually.
Kostas signed a two-year contract with Panathinaikos on June 22, 2023. What’s really special here is that his older brother, Thanasis, had a connection with Panathinaikos too, having played for the team for two seasons.
Kostas Antetokounmpo had his own adventure in basketball while playing for Greece.
He began with the junior Greek Under-20 national team and in 2016, his team won a bronze medal at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B.
In that tournament, he averaged about 1.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game.
As he got better, he moved up to play for the senior Greek national team. He even took part in the 2020 Victoria FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the EuroBasket 2022.
So, just like his brothers, Kostas made a name for himself in the world of basketball, representing Greece at the highest levels.
Kostas Antetokounmpo is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Demi Filippakou. She holds a BSc in Physiotherapy.