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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Brother Reportedly Signing With NBA Team



Kostas Antetokounmpo

Greek professional basketball player Konstantinos Ndubuisi “Kostas” Antetokounmpo is known by his nickname “Kostas.” He now plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He was a Dayton Flyers basketball team member during his time at the university.

Antetokounmpo officially entered his name into the 2018 NBA draft pool on March 22. He is the older brother of Alex, who plays basketball, and the younger brother of Giannis and Thanasis, both of whom also play basketball. Francis, the eldest of his brothers, also plays association football professionally. In Athens, he started his basketball career with the younger teams of the Filathlitikos organization.

Antetokounmpo was one of the 69 players who participated in the NBA Draft Combine on May 4, 2018, setting a new record for the number of participants. Because Antetokounmpo did not make any significant strides forward during his redshirt first year at college, people anticipated that he would be selected in the second round. It would be the same fate as his older brother Thanasis.

The Philadelphia 76ers used the last choice in the 2018 NBA draft to choose him and promptly dealt him to the Dallas Mavericks after making their selection. On July 13, Antetokounmpo signed a contract allowing him to play for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Bucks’ opponents.

During the contract, he was expected to share his playing time between the Mavericks and the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ NBA G League affiliate team. On March 20, 2019, he played his first game in the National Basketball Association, which was a loss against the Portland Trail Blazers 118–126. Antetokounmpo was released by the Mavericks on July 19, 2019, after the team had decided not to retain him.

On July 22, 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers claimed Giannis Antetokounmpo after he had been made available through waivers. On August 13, 2020, he scored a career-high seven points for the team in a game that they lost 136–122 to the Sacramento Kings. He was on a two-way deal and participated in only five games throughout the season.

Antetokounmpo earned his first championship with the Los Angeles Lakers when the team defeated the Miami Heat in six games. During the finals, Antetokounmpo was relegated to the role of a reserve player. He becomes the first basketball player of Greek descent ever to win an NBA championship.

The following year, his brothers Giannis and Thanasis, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks, beat their titles as teammates. Antetokounmpo re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 26, 2020, agreeing to a two-way contract. After that, Antetokounmpo inked an agreement with LDLC ASVEL on July 16, 2021, making him a French Betclic Élite and a EuroLeague member.

Antetokounmpo began his career with the Greek national team when he was a junior and was a member of the Under-20 squad. He competed in the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B and was awarded the bronze medal for his performance there. [27] During the competition, he finished each game with an average of 1.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.3 assists. 

Signing With NBA Team

According to a tweet published Sunday by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Kostas Antetokounmpo will join the Chicago Bulls. He is the younger brother of Antetokounmpo Giannis, a notable player for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Even though he is only 27 years old, Giannis Antetokounmpo is already considered one of the greatest NBA players. He was awarded the Most Valuable Player twice, the NBA title, the Defensive Player of the Year award, and the MVP award for the Finals. He also earned all of these accolades simultaneously.

Antetokounmpo is one of four siblings, and all of them are basketball players (Francis, Alex, Kostas, and Thanasis). Alex played in the G League this past season, while Thanasis is presently playing for the Milwaukee Bucks with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Francis has played semi-professional basketball and professional soccer.

Throughout three seasons, he has appeared in 22 games in the NBA (two with the Mavs and 20 with the Lakers), averaging 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds per game during that time. Currently, he is only 24 years old, indicating that he is still a youthful man.

The Chicago Bulls’ training camp will start in under two weeks, and they will play their first preseason game on October 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans at home. It may give him an excellent opportunity to demonstrate his abilities to the rest of the roster at training camp and, with any luck, earn playing time during the preseason.