Giannis Antentokounmpo’s Son: All About Baby Greek Freak

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Liam Charles Antetokounmpo is NBA Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo’s son. His father, Giannis, is a Greek-Nigerian professional player for the Milwaukee Bucks and is famously known as Greek Freak.

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. 

Liam Charles Antetokounmpo
Liam Charles Antetokounmpo (Source: Instagram)

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

In 2022, the biopic Rise of the life of Antetokounmpo and his family was released. The NBA star also joined the Fortnite Icon Series in December 2022.

Today, we will go through all the information about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s son, Liam. 

Before that, let’s look at quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Liam Charles Antetokounmpo
Birthday February 10, 2020
Birthplace Milwaukee, U.S.A.
Age 4 Years Old
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity African-Greek
Horoscope Aquarius
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Father’s Name Giannis Antetokounmpo
Father’s Net Worth $70 Million
Mother’s Name Mariah Riddlesprigger
Siblings A Brother (Maverick)
Nickname Baby Greek Freak
Named After Grandfather Charles Antetokounmpo
Giannis’ Merch Jersey, Autographed Items
Last Update July, 2024

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Son | Birth 

The Milwaukee MVP Giannis and his girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, had Liam Charles Antetokounmpo on February 10, 2020.

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 the baby’s privacy. 

Giannis also 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 the heavy snow that covered Milwaukee on his son’s born day.

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.

Liam Antetokounmpo
Liam Antetokounmpo Posing For The Camera (Source: Instagram)

Giannis grew up along with his four brothers. They all have Greek and Nigerian names, however, their surname is Nigerian.

Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon revealed that Antetokounmpo belonged to the Yoruba Tribe of Nigeria.

The surname “Adetokounbo” means “The crown that returned from overseas” in Nigeria.

Giannis has often spoken about his Nigerian roots, respects the values his parents imparted, and wants his son to know them.

Who Is Liam Antetokounmpo’s Mother?

Mariah Riddlesprigger is the mother of Liam and Maverick, and the girlfriend of Giannis Antetokounmpo. She is also the owner of a clothing line named “Sincerely, Mariah.”

Giannis and Mariah haven’t tied the knot yet but have been in a relationship for more than 10 years.

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

It is still not clear how Mariah and Giannis met, but some sources claim the duo came across each other during Mariah was working as an intern for the 76ers.

She announced through her Instagram that they were expecting their second child and that Liam would be a big brother.

On August 18, 2021, Liam, with his parents, welcomed his little brother Maverick into the world.

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.

Liam With His Father
Liam With His Father (Source: Instagram)

The father-son pair was seen during the 2021 NBA Finals, celebrating their win.

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

Liam’s father, Giannis, marked NBA history for the fifth time in the second game of the 2022-23 season. Antetokounmpo recorded 44 points and 12 rebounds on 17-of-21 shooting from the field, playing less than 28 minutes in a 125-105 win over the Houston Rockets on 22 October. 

He also recorded his 30th career triple-double on November 4, with 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 115-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves to improve to 8-0, which was the best start to a season in Bucks franchise history.

Nick Name

Giannis is called “The Greek Freak” by the Milwaukee Bucks fans for his great 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.”

Liam’s Father Giannis Antetokounmpo’s | Net Worth

Life wasn’t always good for the Antetokounmpo family as Giannis’ parents were immigrants and struggled to find a proper job. Giannis and his older brother used to help their parents to sell watches, handbags, and sunglasses in the streets.

However, Little Baby Greek Freak was born into an economically stable family. 

Giannis and his brothers made it to the NBA, and their fortunes changed. When the NBA signed the Antetokounmpo brothers, they were able to stack millions to their net worth.

As of 2024, Giannis is estimated to have a net worth of $70 million, and his annual salary is around $43 million.

Apart from that, Liam’s mother also has a wellness and merchandise business and earns adequate.

Hence, Liam and his family have a net worth of well above $70 million.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

How old is his mother, Mariah Riddlespringger?

His mother, Mariah, is 31 years old. She participates in many charities and owns a business.

How old is Liam’s brother Maverick?

Maverick, the younger brother of Baby Greek Freak, was born on 18 August 2021 and is 2 years old.

In which team is his uncle Thanasis Antetokounmpo currently playing?

Liam’s uncle Thanasis Antetokounmpo is playing for Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA as of this writing. He stands 2.04 meters tall and plays in the small forward and power forward position.

Piyush Singh Bisht
Piyush Singh Bisht
Piyush is currently a medical student and working towards being a doctor professionally. Outside the professional life, he is a devout sports fan who follows major to seemingly niche sporting events religiously. He also has a sporting background himself having trained in free style wrestling for 5 years and boxing amateurishly.

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