He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the two Bucks players to win Finals MVP. He became the first Greek, the third European, and the fourth international to win Finals MVP.
Born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. In 2011,
he began playing for the club's senior team before entering the 2013 NBA draft, where he was selected 15th overall by the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo's combination of size, speed and ball-handling skills led to his nickname the "Greek Freak".