Giannis Antetokounmpo: The making of ‘The Greek Freak’

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He’s a two-time MVP winner, five-time All-Star and now an NBA champion – Giannis Antetokounmpo has had a remarkable rise to the top of the NBA.

Born in Athens to Nigerian immigrants, Giannis and his family weren’t even recognised as Greek citizens until 2013, previously being classed as stateless.

Fast forward to 2021 and Giannis has signed the most lucrative contract in NBA history – a five-year deal worth $228.2m (£170.1m).

A champion, activist and one of the most dominant players of his generation, ‘The Greek Freak’ is just as big a star on the court as he is off it.