how old is giannis antetokounmpo and what's his ethnicity?

Giannis Antetokounmpo is 22 years old. He was born on December 6, 1994 in Sepolia, Athens, Greece.

His parents are Nigerian. Their family immigrated to Greece in 1992 in search of a new beginning. The couple settled into the Sepolia neighborhood outside of Athens, a suburb with a considerable migrant population.

Unlike the US, being born in Greece does not guarantee citizenship; while registering their children with the Nigerian embassy could mean deportation should they happen to be stopped by authorities.

Giannis and his brother Thanasis began to play basketball casually together around 2003. Then one day they were spotted by Spyros Veliniatis, a coach from Filathlitikos academy.

When it comes to building a championship team in the NBA, there are two hard and fast rules: You can’t find true game-changers with the No. 15 pick in the draft, and you certainly never can find them on the basketball courts of Greece.

The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is living proof that those two rules are in the process of being shattered. Here's what makes the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo the NBA's next big deal shared by

Kevin Durant? Corny in ways we are only beginning to understand. Kawhi Leonard? Boring. LeBron James? A bald dad. James Harden? Beards are out. Russell Westbrook? Okay, he’s still pretty cool, we are headed, at this very moment, directly into the Year of Giannis Antetokounmpo. It is going to be good as hell.

The Greek Freak, who is somehow still just 22 years old, destroyed the Celtics last night, kicking off the season with a 37-point, 13-rebound performance. Read more at Deadspin.

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