Giannis unsure of ‘Greek Freak’ roots but loves it

As popular as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s “Greek Freak” nickname is, it’s a mystery how it came about. But he appreciates it nonetheless. “It stuck by me, I love it and it’s a cool nickname,” he said. – NBA

Giannis’ youngest brother, Alex, to play in Europe

Alex Antetokounmpo, the youngest brother of NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, plans to skip college and play professionally in Europe to prepare for the NBA. – NBA

Hacking of Giannis’ accounts being investigated

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts have been hacked, prompting an investigation. – NBA

Giannis on ‘Last Dance’: Greatness a life mission

Giannis Antetokounmpo was up until the wee hours Wednesday night asking his Twitter followers, “What was your biggest takeaway from the Jordan Documentary thus far?” After receiving around 4,000 comments on the post, he shared his response. – NBA

Giannis not playing basketball; no ‘access to hoop’

The reigning MVP said he doesn’t have a court at his house like many other NBA players do, so he can’t play basketball while he’s stuck at home. – TOP

Had LeBron closed the gap on Giannis in the MVP race?

Just before the season was suspended, LeBron had his best weekend of the year. Was it enough to overtake Giannis for MVP favorite? – NBA

Sources: Giannis gets precautionary MRI on knee

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his left knee after landing hard on the floor in Friday’s loss to the Lakers and is getting a precautionary MRI, sources told ESPN. – NBA

Giannis: LeBron’s elite ability at 35 an inspiration

Ahead of the Bucks’ matchup with the red-hot Lakers on Friday, Giannis Antetokounmpo said he is inspired by LeBron James’ ability to perform at an elite level at age 35. – NBA

Adebayo-led Heat hold Giannis, Bucks in check

Thanks in large part to the defensive impact of Bam Adebayo, the Heat limited Giannis Antetokounmpo to a season-low 13 points Monday night and held the East-leading Bucks to 89 points, also a season low. – TOP

Giannis on Harden dig: My game ‘not just power’

In the wake of James Harden’s interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols — in which the Rockets’ star appeared to take aim at Giannis Antetokounmpo’s skill set — the reigning league MVP responded with a statement effort Friday night. – NBA

Rumor: Warriors acquired first-rounder, Andrew Wiggins for Giannis Antetokounmpo trade

So, when the Warriors traded D'Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins and picks, some people cowered about what Golden State had up its sleeve next. Speculation even turned to Giannis Antetokounmpo, who faces a super-max decision this offseason and looked quite chummy with Stephen Curry (similar to how Kevin Durant once did while still with the Thunder). Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report: Some around the league believe the Golden State Warriors acquired a first-round pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Andrew Wiggins, with the notion of a potential future trade with the Bucks.

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Giannis: Playoff loss ‘on mind’ after beating Raps

“You always remember the last time you play here, the problems you had,” reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo said of being back in Toronto for the first time since losing in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. – TOP

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to level up and be decisively great

While Joel Embiid declared himself the best player in the world, Giannis Antetokounmpo did what he has done all season in another dominating performance. – NBA

NBA rumors: Could Warriors trade Andrew Wiggins for Giannis Antetokounmpo?

The Warriors' desire to bring the Milwaukee Bucks star to Northern California is well known, and fans have talked themselves into the idea of the Greek Freak taking the baton from Steph Curry. Antetokounmpo will be a free agent in the summer of 2021, and will be eligible to sign a supermax extension this summer. The Bucks currently are the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference, and a trip to the NBA Finals likely would mean the reigning NBA MVP would make Milwaukee his long-term home.

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Giannis’ NBA All-Star Game block on LeBron James had Steph Curry hyped

Here's a sentence I didn't think I would write Sunday: Officiating decisions in the NBA All-Star Game brought out plenty of passion. The NBA's format change, where the winner had to score 24 more points (in honor of Kobe Bryant) in the fourth quarter than the leading score of the third, led to one of the best finishes to an All-Star Game in recent memory. The intensity was perhaps best defined by Giannis Antetokounmpo guarding fellow All-Star captain and namesake LeBron James in isolation.

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Grading LeBron, Giannis and every player in the All-Star Game

The grades are in for the NBA’s unique All-Star Weekend finale. – NBA

NBA players ‘enjoy’ Steph Curry being out, Giannis Antetokounmpo says

Steph Curry and the Warriors ran roughshod over the NBA for five years, reaching five consecutive NBA Finals and putting together the league's greatest regular season ever with 73 wins in 2015-16. The 2019-20 season has not gone quite the same for Golden State, as Curry remains out since suffering a broken hand on Oct. 30. The Warriors now own the league's worst record at the All-Star break.

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Bucks without Giannis again in loss to Pacers

Missing star Giannis Antetokounmpo for the second straight game Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Indiana Pacers 118-111 as their five-game winning streak ended. – NBA

LeBron picks AD first in draft; Giannis gets Embiid

For the second year in a row, leading All-Star vote-getter LeBron James drafted Anthony Davis — now his teammate on the Lakers — first overall. Giannis Antetokounmpo took Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid with his No. 2 pick. – TOP

Giannis bests Zion in win, impressed with rookie

Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 34 points and 17 rebounds in Tuesday’s win over the Pelicans, said Zion Williamson will “be a really good player for a lot of years.” – NBA

Giannis sees room to improve despite 30th win

Milwaukee reached 30 wins in the earliest calendar date since December 1980, when the 76ers and Suns accomplished the feat, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. – TOP

Giannis’ statement vs. Lakers more than just a win

Giannis Antetokounmpo is now doing what LeBron James used to do: being a sole superstar while wrecking other superstar tandems. The league should be on notice.

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Giannis beats Lakers: I’m not supposed to be here

Giannis Antetokounmpo made a career-high five 3-pointers in Thursday’s win over the Lakers. – NBA

Mavs overcome Giannis’ 48 to cool red-hot Bucks

After rolling off 18 consecutive victories, the Bucks have tasted defeat for the first time since Nov. 8 following a 120-116 loss to the Luka Doncic-less Mavericks. – TOP

For Giannis and Bucks, a challenging week is only beginning

With their 18-game win streak a thing of the past, the Bucks must refocus on the near future, and a showdown with the Lakers. – NBA

Giannis has 37 in return as Bucks’ streak hits 17

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, back after missing his first game of the season, scored 17 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to lead Milwaukee past the Grizzlies for its 17th consecutive win. – NBA

Giannis and the Bucks clearly had something waiting for Kawhi

Milwaukee was the best-regular season NBA team in 2018-19 before Kawhi Leonard’s team took the crown. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks saw Leonard’s new team and made their latest statement. – NBA

Giannis resists urge to fight Pistons in blowout win

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to their 13th consecutive victory, 127-103 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. – TOP

Blake Griffin steps over Giannis Antetokounmpo as tension build in Detroit

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Giannis ‘had a lot of motivation’ to beat Raptors

In their first matchup since last year’s Eastern Conference finals matchup, the reigning MVP helped Milwaukee hold on to beat Toronto 115-105 after nearly blowing a 26-point edge at Fiserv Forum. – NBA

A blown lead, a game saver, and a DQ: Inside Giannis’ dizzying home opener

The Miami Heat overcame a big second-half deficit to spoil the Milwaukee Bucks’ home opener, which featured the full Giannis Antetokounmpo experience. – NBA

Lowe’s wild NBA predictions: Giannis’ big decision, trades to watch for

Let’s get wild! Here are some of the things that will (and won’t) happen this season. – NBA

Is Kawhi or Giannis the best basketball player in the world?

We have Giannis then Kawhi at the top of NBArank. Is that the right order? Our experts debate the two stars and where LeBron fits in. – NBA

FIBA All-Stars: Gasol, Giannis and the very best NBA players at the World Cup

Where do Marc Gasol, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert check in among the best performers in China? Do any of Team USA’s stars make the list? – NBA

Popovich’s plan stops Giannis and Greece

Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled against Team USA’s defense in the second round at the FIBA World Cup. – NBA

Team USA game plans for Giannis and Greece

Team USA faces a familiar foe in NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in the second round at the FIBA World Cup. – NBA

Team USA wins by 53, next faces Giannis, Greece

Jaylen Brown had 20 points and seven rebounds as Team USA routed Japan 98-45 to set up a second-round game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece in the FIBA World Cup. – NBA

Irving, Celtics no match for ‘aggressive’ Giannis

Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone for Milwaukee in Game 3, repeatedly plowing through Boston’s defense en route to 22 free throws and 32 points as the Bucks regained control of the semifinal series. – TOP

Giannis is the MVP, but can he do it in the playoffs?

A dominant performance in Philadelphia had Giannis Antetokounmpo looking like an MVP. But real superstardom is cemented in June, not April. – TOP

Echoes of ’74: Giannis, Bucks clinch best record

Thanks to the latest spectacular performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks beat the 76ers on Thursday night to clinch the NBA’s best record for the first time since 1974. – NBA