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Giannis ready for 'toughest' ever NBA challenge

Jul 02, 2020 - 1:16 PM

'I feel like… this is gonna be the toughest championship you could ever win because the circumstances are really, really tough right now,' says reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

PACESETTER. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the league-leading Bucks are among the favorites to reach the NBA Finals. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Youngest Antetokounmpo brother wants to play in Europe

May 11, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Alex Antetokounmpo sees Europe as the faster route to the NBA, where 3 of his older brothers are playing

FAMILY DREAM. Alex Antetokounmpo (right) looks to follow in the footsteps of brothers Giannis (middle) and Kostas (left) in the NBA. Photo from Instagram/@alex_ante29

Greek Freak-out: Antetokounmpo's Twitter account hacked

May 08, 2020 - 11:47 AM

A hacker manages to access the social media and bank accounts of NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

INVESTIGATION. The Bucks say they’re investigating the online attack on team star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo from NBA

Giannis, Bucks stay fit for NBA title dreams

Apr 19, 2020 - 2:51 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks do everything they can to continue their road to the NBA title while the league remains suspended

STAYING FIT. Giannis Antetokounmpo does conditioning workouts while he waits for the NBA season to restart. Photo from Instagram/@bucks

MVP Giannis donates 10,000 masks to Greek city

Apr 09, 2020 - 4:44 PM

As the world grapples with the virus pandemic, NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo lends help to his home country

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 20: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots a free throw while playing the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on February 20, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Milwaukee won the game 126-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Giannis learns to rock amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 15, 2020 - 4:21 PM

To pass time, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo decides to polish his musical skills by playing the guitar

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo has made a strong case of defending his MVP award after leading the Bucks to the top of the NBA standings. Photo from Instagram/@bucks

Giannis, Zion pledge assistance for idled arena workers

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:45 AM

MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and rookie standout Zion Williamson lead the NBA players who promised to help stadium workers affected by the season suspension

Antetokounmpo sidelined by Bucks with knee sprain

Mar 09, 2020 - 3:54 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo injures his left knee in a loss to the Lakers following an awkward fall

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have already secured their playoff spot before his injury. Photo from Instagram/@bucks

Antetokounmpo dominant as Bucks stretch win streak

Mar 02, 2020 - 1:12 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo delivers a 40-20 game to help the Bucks push their NBA-leading record to 52-8

ROLLING. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, and the Bucks clinch their sixth straight win. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Giannis takes high road in James Harden dig

Feb 29, 2020 - 5:02 PM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo shrugs off James Harden's 'no skill' diss

BAD BLOOD. The rivalry between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo heats up off court. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

James Harden claps back at Antetokounmpo

Feb 29, 2020 - 1:07 PM

The testy rivalry between the two NBA stars continues as James Harden says there's nothing to get excited about reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

STARS CROSSED. There’s no love lost between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis in All-Star Game to remember

Feb 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The NBA All-Star Game becomes more than just a showcase of dunks and long bombs with its format tweaked in honor of the late Kobe Bryant

FALLING SHORT. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Team Giannis still could not get over the hump against LeBron James and Team LeBron. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LOOK: Giannis Antetokounmpo welcomes son as Bucks stay on top

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo misses the Bucks game for the birth of his son Liam Charles

MVP FATHER. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes a father.  File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Giannis pick their NBA All-Star teams

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'There's no wrong choice,' says LeBron James after assembling his All-Star team bannered by Lakers teammate Anthony Davis

SALUTE. LeBron James and the All-Star cast are set to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in the NBA weekend showcase. Photo from 2020 NBA All-Star

Giannis-led Bucks beat Hornets in historic Paris NBA game

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:58 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks further solidify their place at the top of the NBA standings with their 40th win of the season

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to make a case for his second straight MVP award with another double-double. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron, Giannis highlight NBA All-Star starters

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:58 PM

For the second straight season, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo take on the All-Star captain role

ONE MORE. It's going to be Team LeBron versus Team Giannis again in the NBA All-Stars. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA-EFE

LeBron, Lakers top NBA sales as Giannis, Doncic rise

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Figures announced by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association show LeBron James and the Lakers atop the list for the second straight year

STAR POWER. LeBron James' Lakers jerseys sold the most from October through December 2019. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

Mighty Bucks pull out close win over surging Celtics

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks clip the Celtics to avenge one of their rare losses this season

Photo from NBA

LeBron stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:09 AM

After trailing Mavs hotshot Luka Doncic in the early tally, LeBron James surges ahead to virtually clinch the overall lead

Kawhi fires season-high 43, Giannis drops 37 in dominant NBA wins

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shows no mercy, while Kawhi Leonard puts on a scoring show for the Clippers

SIZZLING. Kawhi Leonard tallies a season-high performance in just 3 quarters. Photo from NBA

Giannis bounces back as Bucks whip Trail Blazers

Jan 12, 2020 - 5:00 PM

After tallying a season-low 13 points, reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo unleashes a huge double-double

IN THE ZONE. Giannis Antetokounmpo regains his rhythm in the Bucks’ big road win. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks

LeBron leaps Doncic, Giannis into NBA All-Star vote lead

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Early fan voting in the NBA All-Stars shows LeBron James overtaking young hotshots Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo

epa07942031 LA Lakers forward LeBron James during the opening night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 October 2019. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

Luka edges Giannis for early NBA All-Star voting lead

Jan 03, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and last season's top rookie Luka Doncic edge LeBron James in the initial NBA All-Star voting results

TO GUNS. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) slightly trails Mavs' young sensation Luka Doncic in the fan votes. File photos from AFP

Antetokounmpo drops double-double in return from back injury

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:35 PM

'We won 30 games before January; it's cool, but we can always do better,' says Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Bucks roll to a league-best 30-5 record

USUAL NUMBERS. Giannis Antetokounmpo quickly gets back to work against Wendell Carter Jr and the Bulls. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE

Embiid powers Sixers to big win over Giannis, Bucks

Dec 26, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Joel Embiid helps neutralize reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Sixers hand the league-leading Bucks just their fifth loss of the season

SHACKLED. Sixers big man Joel Embiid (right) turns on the defensive pressure on Bucks star  Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis triple double leads NBA-best Bucks over Knicks

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:29 PM

'The hard part is making your stats count. I just want to be on the court and help my team win,' says Antetokounmpo on his triple double

ALL-AROUND GAME. Giannis Antetokounmpo records his third triple-double of the NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Giannis, Bucks outgun Lakers

Dec 20, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Milwaukee claims early bragging rights in a potential match-up of NBA Finals contenders

STAR POWER. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks to beat LeBron James' Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

'LeBron is an alien', says Antetokounmpo

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:36 AM

'It's insane to see what he's is able to do, but he's LeBron James, he's different,' praises Giannis Antetokounmpo

OUT OF THIS WORLD. LeBron James serves as an inspiration to aspiring NBA legends. Photo from The Lakers

Bucks breeze past Cavs to stretch franchise best start

Dec 15, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks streak to their 18th straight victory to extend their best start at 24-3

Bucks roll on; Kings upset Rockets

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Milwaukee Bucks improve to 21-3 at the top of the NBA Eastern Conference

Birthday boy Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks thump Clippers

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'Giannis' birthday and we searched all over the city to find a gift – couldn't find one so we gave him this one. That's all I can come up with ... because we were awful,' said losing Clippers coach Doc Rivers

BIRTHDAY BOY. File photo of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks driving to the basket against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 04, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks keep streak alive; Sixers still undefeated at home

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks now lead the NBA Eastern Conference

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Another double-double night for Giannis Antetokounmpo. AFP Photo

Antetokounmpo's big triple-double leads Bucks over Blazers

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo dishes out a career-high 15 assists on top of 24 points and 19 rebounds

FULL CONTROL. Giannis Antetokounmpo drops his 16th career triple-double. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Heat too hot for Giannis, Bucks

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo buries a spectacular buzzer-beating tip-in to force overtime, but the Miami Heat play spoiler in the extra period

HEARTBREAKER. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks drop a cardiac game against Bam Adebayo and the Heat at home. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks' Antetokounmpo believes he still has untapped potential

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Despite winning MVP in the NBA last season, Giannis Antetokounmpo says he still has to polish many elements of his game

BIG DREAMS. Giannis Antetokounmpo plans to deliver an NBA championship to the Bucks this season. Photo from Twitter/@Bucks

MVP Antetokounmpo and Greece fall to USA at World Cup

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:01 PM

Stop NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to stop Greece – Team USA did just that to advance to the quarterfinals

GANG DEFENSE. US stalwarts swarm Greek NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo all game. Photo from

'Greek Freak' leads 5 to watch at FIBA World Cup 2019

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Team USA may be fielding a less stellar cast but several NBA superstars converge in China to give their own countries a boost

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NBA MVP Antetokounmpo to play in FIBA World Cup

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Six years since his senior national team debut, Giannis Antetokounmpo hopes to power Greece to a medal finish

GREEK PRIDE. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo looks forward to donning his national colors after a spectacular NBA season. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Antetokounmpo vows to stay hungry despite NBA MVP win

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo sets his sights on an NBA championship after becoming the first Greek player to be named NBA MVP

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo says his journey has not reached its end. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

WATCH: Giannis says Kobe motivated him in NBA MVP triumph

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo emerges as the new NBA MVP, completing a challenge issued by Kobe Bryant in 2017

SUPERSTARS. Giannis Antetokounmpo draws inspiration from Kobe Bryant as he captures his first NBA MVP plum. Photo courtesy of Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP (Antetokounmpo) and Wikimedia (Bryant)

WATCH: Antetokounmpo sheds tears as he wins NBA MVP

Jun 25, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo pays tribute to the people who believed in him as he becomes the first Greek player to clinch the coveted award

NEW MVP. Giannis Antetokounmpo dethrones James Harden for the NBA MVP award. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)

Antetokounmpo captures maiden NBA MVP award

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo dethrones James Harden and becomes the first player from Greece to be named NBA MVP

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes the first player from the Milwaukee to win MVP since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar triumphed in the 1973-74 season. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)

Giannis, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron

May 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

LeBron James misses out on the All-NBA First Team for the first time since 2007 as Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rockets' James Harden lead the picks

UNANIMOUS. MVP contenders James HArden and Giannis Antetokounmpo earn unanimous first-team selections. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis, Gobert, George top defensive player votes

May 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM

The trio finish with nearly identical point totals to emerge as finalists for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award

TRIPLE THREAT. Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (center) vies for a second straight Defensive Player of the Year plum against MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks and Thunder star Paul George. Photos from AFP

Giannis, Harden, George named NBA MVP finalists

May 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Bucks hotshot Giannis Antetokounmpo has been tipped as favorite to win the top individual plum

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Milwaukee's MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo and Boston's Jayson Tatum throw down vicious slams

BRILLIANT. Giannis Antetokounmpo drops more scintillating plays for the Bucks. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo drop some ridiculous plays

NIFTY. Steph Curry throws a fancy one-handed pass to Kevin Durant during the Warriors’ dominating win over the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Check out Donovan Mitchell and Giannis Antetokounmpo drive in for some mean dunks

TOP ONE. Donovan Mitchell kicks off the month by cruising to the top of the NBA highlight reel. Photo from NBA Twitter

Giannis returns to power Bucks' win

Apr 02, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'I want to play every game – rest is not in my dictionary,' says Antetokounmpo in his return from injury

NO REST. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 28 points to lead the Bucks to a victory. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Mar 30, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Leading MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden throw down some vicious slams

TOP BET. Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to show off his MVP form. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP