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Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by ikewaterwater: 12:03pm On Mar 14
Nigerian basketball star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, has been listed as one of the highest paid NBA players of 2018 by Forbes Magazine. The 24-year-old Nigerian basketball star who was listed as one of the highest paid NBA players of 2018, made $35.5million last year. Giannis Antetokounmpo a.k.a “the Greek Freak”, first talked about his home country, Nigeria for the first time in a 2019 interview with a sports website called The Undefeated. 

His Nigerian side is reflected on his Twitter bio and he also about getting his Nigerian passport in 2015.The NBA star was born on December 6, 1994, in Athens, Greece to Nigerian parents, Charles and Veronica Adetokunbo. He was born three years after his parents moved to the European country. His name was originally Adetokunbo, but it became Antetokounmpo after a misspelling in his Greek passport. 

Forbes revealed that his earnings went nearly 500% up in 2018 due to a new $100 million deal with the Bucks, as well as a Nike contract extension. His previous Nike deal paid roughly $20,000 annually, while his new pact will pay an estimated $9 million in the first year with more to come when Nike releases Antetokounmpo's first signature shoe in 2019. He also has deals with BMO Harris, Tissot, Kronos Foods and several more in his native Greece. The Greek Freak has increased his annual scoring average by at least four points per game each of his five-year career. He averaged a career-high 27 points during the 2017-18 season.

https://unclesuru.com/2019/03/14/nigerian-basketball-star-giannis-antetokounmpo-listed-as-one-of-the-highest-paid-nba-players-of-2018/

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Chiprince007(m): 12:21pm On Mar 14
After one old man will open his mouth and say Nigerian youths are lazy

Finally after a long while FTC

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by LordDecency(m): 2:33pm On Mar 14
When you follow what you have passion for, the sky is just the starting point.



Just Believe in yourself.

Believe in your siblings.

Believe in your kids.

Everything must not be Book... Book... And Books.


Love what you Do and Do what you Love...!

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by manchuka33: 2:33pm On Mar 14
Nigerians doing big everywhere

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by wisestman(m): 2:34pm On Mar 14
His Nigerian side is reflected on his Twitter bio and he also about getting his Nigerian passport in 2015.The NBA star was born on December 6, 1994, in Athens, Greece to Nigerian parents, Charles and Veronica Adetokunbo. He was born three years after his parents moved to the European country. His name was originally Adetokunbo, but it became Antetokounmpo after a misspelling in his Greek passport.

At the bolded....Nigerians always know how to take advantage of the situation, no need for long story....simply adopt the name even though u dont know the meaning grin

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Ekakamba: 2:34pm On Mar 14
A Nigerian about getting his Nigerian passport.

Sheguu grin tongue

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by senatepresido: 2:34pm On Mar 14
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Ajax - Netherland
Porto - Portugal
Man Utd - England
Tottenham - England
who qualifies here?

Man city - England
Liverpool - England
Ronaldo - Italy
Barcelona - Spain
who qualifies here?

I see Barcelona lifting this years' UEFA Cl trophy

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by SUPOL(m): 2:34pm On Mar 14
Very Handsome and Hand sum.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Enniez2018(m): 2:34pm On Mar 14
Good
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by SamuelAnyawu(m): 2:34pm On Mar 14
Come and Marry my Sister na grin grin

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by azraeljaheel: 2:34pm On Mar 14
Like for bbal share for soccer



Inside bbal and soccer which one dey pay pass sef

To the dude ontop of me Na so you wan sell out your sister for money smh undecided

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by AllenSpencer: 2:35pm On Mar 14
Chiprince007:
After one old man will open his mouth and say Nigerian youths are lazy

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by solpat(m): 2:35pm On Mar 14
Nice one. cool
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by MrImole: 2:35pm On Mar 14
This is fantastic....




And I'm here looking for 2k...

Thunder fires poverty

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by osuofia2(m): 2:35pm On Mar 14
Igbo amaka

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by nairalandbuzz(m): 2:36pm On Mar 14
That name sha... the passport officer MURDERED it

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by hinograce: 2:36pm On Mar 14
I almost said he might be Ijaw. Nawa for name change. Well what is important is that he is Nigerian

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by nairalandbuzz(m): 2:36pm On Mar 14
osuofia2:
Igbo amaka

Whorrisdis?

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by RealEzee(m): 2:36pm On Mar 14
Chiprince007:
After one old man will open his mouth and say Nigerian youths are lazy
that same old man is still taking us to the next level oo, smh

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by ssogundele: 2:37pm On Mar 14
Well done! Unfortunately youth here at home in Nigeria lack such opportunities but only ballpen tip few!
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by CheedyJ(m): 2:37pm On Mar 14
But he plays for d Greek team,how's he a Nigerian, because he holds a Nigerian passport? Abeg, he's Greek..

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by MufasaRebirth: 2:37pm On Mar 14
The Greek Freak grin

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Carlyboi(m): 2:38pm On Mar 14
Damn I never thought this guy is full blooded Nigerian oh!greek freak my foot!lol!i was thinking the post is bout this other ola guy!antetokounmpo indeed
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by newoffer: 2:40pm On Mar 14
LordDecency:
When you follow what you have passion for, the sky is just the starting point.



Just Believe in yourself.

Believe in your siblings.

Believe in your kids.

Everything must not be Book... Book... And Books.


Love what you Do and Do what you Love...!
. Our problem here is Book. we don't suffer

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Didi2d(m): 2:40pm On Mar 14
osuofia2:
Igbo amaka

Adetokunbo na Igbo name abi?

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by ComeAndobo: 2:40pm On Mar 14
Greek of Nigerian descent. He will claim Greece 100times before naija.

We like to claim every good thing. If na mad man nobody go claim am.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by chiipink(f): 2:40pm On Mar 14
Chai so handsome , basket ballers always beautiful
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Forbes Highest Paid NBA Players 2018 List by Sleyanya1(m): 2:41pm On Mar 14
Environment is truly a major part of one's success.

Imagine the success of a 24-year old Nigerian.

Nice one.

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