Giannis Antentokounmpo’s Son- All about Baby Greek Freak

Liam Charles Antetokounmpo is the son of NBA Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. But what makes a barely one year child a subject of such intense public scrutiny?

Giannis has been on a pretty incredible roll since 2016. However, the crescendo of his career came in 2020 when his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, won the NBA Championships, with him bagging the MVP award for the finals. 

Ever since the Championship, the interest in his personal life has spiked to new levels.

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Giannis Antetntokounmpo with his son and girlfriend. (Source: Giannis Instagram)

So today, we will go through all the information out there about Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s son, Liam. 

Quick Facts

Full NameLiam Charles Antetokounmpo
BirthdayFebruary 10, 2020
BirthplaceMilwaukee, USA
Age2 years old
NationalityAmerican
ReligionChristianity
EthnicityAfrican-Greek
HoroscopeAquarius
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
Father’s nameGiannis Antetokounmpo
Net worth$70 million
Mother’s nameMariah Riddlesprigger
Net worth$2 million
Siblingsarriving soon in 2022
NicknameBaby Greek Freak
Named afterGrandfather Charles Antetokounmpo
Giannis’ MerchJersey, Autographed Items
Last UpdateAugust, 2022

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s son: Birth 

Since October of last year, the Milwaukee MVP and his girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, had been expecting a baby. Through a tweet, the Bucks Superstar announced the birth of their first child on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 3:33 PM. 

“Liam Charles Antetokounmpo in the house,” read the tweet. A baby-faced emoji covered the baby’s face to maintain their privacy. 

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Giannis announced the arrival of his son through Twitter (Source: Giannis Twitter)

Earlier on Sunday, Giannis posted a TikTok video showing his girlfriend walking down a hallway in a hospital gown. The song in the video was Drake’s “Life is Good.”

In his typical jovial self, Giannis also tweeted that anyone born on that day should have been named “Jon Snow,” referring to heavy snow that covered Milwaukee on the day of his birth.

Name and Heritage

Soon after the baby boy’s birth, the couple announced that he was named “Liam Charles Antetokounmpo.” Charles Antetokounmpo is the name of Giannis’ father, who passed away in 2017.

The name plays a huge role in the Antetokounmpo family. Giannis is named “The Greek Freak,” but he and his family have always been proud of their African roots.

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Liam Charles was named after his grandfather Charles Antetokounmpo. (Source: Giannis Instagram)

Giannis and his four brothers have a Greek name and a Nigerian name, Veronica. In addition, their sir-name is clearly Nigerian.

Hall of Famer Hakeem Olawujon revelead that Antetokounmpo belonged to the Yoruba Tribe of Nigeria.

The sir name “Adetokounbo” means “The crown that returned from overseas” in Nigerian.

Giannis has often spoken about his Nigerian roots and respects the values imparted by his parents, and wants his son to know them. Likewise, he named his first child after his father, who sadly passed away at 57 in 2017.

Who is Liam Antetokounmpo’s mother?

Mariah Riddlesprigger is the mother of Liam and the girlfriend of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis and Mariah haven’t tied the knot yet but have been in a relationship for more than 3 years now.

Mariah graduated from Rice University in Sports Management in 2014. During her college days in Texas, she was also an excellent volleyball player. 

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Mariah was a volleyball player during her time at Rice University Texas. (Source: Sports covering)

It is not clear how Mariah and Giannis met, but the pair are seen spending a lot of time together in his home country of Greece. Mariah also has a clothing line named “Sincerely, Mariah.”

If you want to know about Liam’s mother and Giannis’ girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, check out our feature on her.

Recently she also announced through her Instagram that the pair would be parents for the second time. So, Little Liam is going to be a big brother soon.

Father-son relation

Giannis has publicly stated that fatherhood has changed his outlook on life. Growing up in a Nigerian household, family means everything to him.

Just like his father meant everything to him, he plans on being a role model to his son. The father-son pairing was seen during the NBA Finals in 2020, celebrating their win.

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Father and son duo are frequently seen spending a lot of time on and off-court. (Source: Giannis Instagram)

Similarly, Giannis quite often posts about Liam on his Instagram. So we can safely say that the father-son duo shares a deep bond.

Nick Name

Giannis is called “The Greek Freak” by the Hawkes fans for his astounding size, speed, and capability to handle the ball.

Soon after little Liam was born, his mother Mariah posted a picture on her Instagram with the hashtag “Baby Greek Freak.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s son | Net Worth

It is safe to say that little Liam Antetokounmpo is born into an economically stable family. But, life wasn’t always good for the Antetokounmpo family.

Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo came from a poor background and struggled to live in Greece as immigrants. But Giannis and his brothers made it to the NBA, and their fortunes changed.

The Antetokounmpo family are worth around a $100 million
The Antetokounmpo family are worth around $100 million-. (Source: Mariah Instagram)

With the NBA fame, the fortune has also arrived. Giannis is worth a whopping $70 million, of which $45 million is his annual salary.

Check out our feature on Giannis and his brothers.

Apart from that, Liam’s mother also has a wellness and merchandise business and makes a high annual income. Similarly, Liam and his family are easily worth $100 million.

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