Athanasios Rotimi “Thanasis” Antetokounmpo, also known as Thanasis is a professional basketball player from Greece and Nigeria. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA.
Thanasis usually plays in the positions of small forward and power forward. He is also the big brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who won the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award two times.
He has three brothers named Kostas, Alex, who play basketball, and Francis the eldest who is a singer, basketball, and soccer player.
In 2021, Thanasis and Giannis became champions together with the Milwaukee Bucks. They won the NBA championship.
Thanasis Antetokounmp Net Worth & Salary
Thanasis Antetokounmpo has an estimated net worth of $5 million. As of 2022, he earned an annual salary of $1.729 million.
He signed a one-year contract (2023-24) with the Milwaukee Bucks for $2,346,614 which is the average amount he’ll earn each year.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Full Name||Athanasios Rotimi “Thanasis” Antetokounmpo|
|Age||31 years old|
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Athens, Greece|
|Parents||Father: Charles Antetokounmpo|
Mother: Veronica Antetokounmpo
|Siblings||Francis Antetokounmpo |
|Height||6 ft 7 in |
|Weight||219 lb |
Thanasis Antetokounmp Biography
Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, Greece, on July 18, 1992, and he’s 31 years old now. He’s the second of five boys in his family, and his parents, Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo, are from Nigeria.
When he was a kid, Antetokounmpo started playing basketball in a club called Filathlitikos back in 2008. He didn’t start with the grown-up team; he played with the junior teams.
As he got better, he joined the senior men’s team of Filathlitikos. At first, he played in the Greek fourth division during the 2010-11 season, and then he moved up to the Greek third division in the 2011-12 season.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo Basketball Career
Antetokounmpo’s basketball journey took him through various teams. He started with the New York Knicks organization, playing for their D-League team, the Westchester Knicks, between 2014 and 2016.
He had a good run there, even earning a spot on the NBA D-League All-Defensive second team in 2015. He briefly joined the New York Knicks in 2016 but then returned to the Westchester Knicks.
After that, he went to play in Spain with MoraBanc Andorra for the 2016-2017 season, where he helped his team make it to the playoffs. His impressive performance got him the “Most Spectacular Player of the Year” award.
In 2017, he came back to Greece to play for Panathinaikos. With them, he won the Greek League championship and the Greek Cup, among other honors, over two seasons.
Then, in 2019, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA, where he played alongside his brother Giannis. He became an NBA champion with the Bucks in 2021.
In 2023, there was a bit of controversy when he got into an altercation in a game against the Boston Celtics and was suspended for one game.
In July 2023, Antetokounmpo extended his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
On the international stage, he initially considered playing for the Nigerian national team but eventually chose to represent Greece in various tournaments, including the EuroBasket and FIBA World Cup qualification games.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a tall guy, standing at 6 feet 7 inches, which is about 2.01 meters. He weighs around 219 pounds or 99 kilograms. What’s really impressive is that his arms are super long, with a 7-foot wingspan.