Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo


Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo is the famous boy who rose to fame as the son of the NBA basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo and his partner Mariah Riddlesprigger. Giannis, who the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards twice in 2019 and 2020 is also popular as the ‘Greek Freak’.

Despite being only a year old, Maverick has already caught the attention of the media, but we are yet to see what the future holds for him. However, from 2022, little Antetokounmpo is living a lavish life with all the facilities one needs for a good life.

On the other hand, many people wonder if Maverick’s father and mother are married. So read the piece below to find out more about the life of the basketball player’s son. Also find out about his parents, siblings and more.


Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo’s age and early details

The basketball player’s youngest son, Maverick, is one year old, as he was born last year in 2021 and recently celebrated his first birthday on August 18. He was born to his mother Mariah Riddlesprigger and father Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, both of whom are sports personalities.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo's son Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo
Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo
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Moreover, he holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. However, the child’s family chain is very interesting. His mother is of African American background while his father’s history belongs to Greek-Nigerian ethnicity. Also, his father holds Nigerian and Greek nationality while his mother holds US citizenship.

Maverick’s Family Background: Both his mother and father are into sports

The child’s father Giannis Antetokounmpo (full name Giannis Sina Antetokounmpo) is a Nigerian-Greek professional basketball player. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is also popular as “Greek Freak” because he comes from Greek. He is also a recipient of the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards twice in 2019 and 2020.

Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo's parents Giannis Antetokounmpo and his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger
Maverick Shai’s mother Mariah Riddlesprigger and father Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Similarly, Maverick’s mother Mariah Riddlesprigger played volleyball during her high school years. She was considered a great volleyball player and also won many titles in school. Nevertheless, she is not seen anymore these days, which probably means that she is not currently active in the sport. Mariah is currently the founder of a clothing brand and is also involved in several charity events.

Well, not only her mom and dad, but also her maternal and paternal uncles and aunts like basketball and volleyball. That said, both Mariah’s sisters Makayla Riddlesprigger and Maya Riddlesprigger are volleyball players. Similarly, Giannais’ brothers Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Alex Antetokounmpo played basketball just like him.

To be Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo Parents, Giannis and Mariah Married?

Giannis and Mariah have been celebrating their relationship for quite some time, but they haven’t walked down the aisle yet. They are still girlfriend boyfriends and look like they have no intention of being husband and wife just yet. Antetokounmpo and his girlfriend Riddlesprigger live together and share a house.

Antetokounmpo's family is celebrating Halloween
Maverick Shai with his mother Mariah Riddlesprigger, father Giannis Antetokounmpo and brother Liam Charles Antetokounmpo celebrate Halloween
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The lovebirds first met in 2015 when she was doing intern at Basketball Operations. Eventually, the couple started dating and rumors of their love affair were all over the media in 2016. At the end of the same year on December 31, Maverick’s father shared his mother’s photo and made their relationship official.

The girlfriend and boyfriend enjoy their relationship to the fullest and celebrate every occasion as a family. Despite not making any decisions, they became parents to two beautiful children that we will reveal in the subtitle below.

Siblings of Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo

As we mentioned earlier, Gianni and his longtime girlfriend are parents of two children in their relationship. Prior to the one-year-old’s birth, the mother-of-two became pregnant with her first child, making Maverick the youngest baby in the house.

The mom and dad gave birth to the first bundle of joy on February 11, 2o2o, their eldest son Liam Charles Antetokounmpo. And just a year after the birth of Maverick’s oldest brother, he was born.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's girlfriend and eldest son
Mariah Riddlesprigger with her oldest son Liam Charles Antetokounmpo while pregnant with Maverick Antetokounmpo
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Since both boys are still kids, we don’t know what kind of bond they’ll have for the next few days. Nevertheless, they both have great lives as of now. And who knows, maybe the brothers will find best friends in each other when they grow up.

Likewise, the mother is happiest with her sons in her life. On September 28, 2021, she shared a photo of her sons where she wrote;

My boys 💛 Being your mom is my greatest joy!
I’ve heard it’s National Son’s Day and I’ll take every opportunity to celebrate you two little sourpuss kids!

Mariah continues to share their photos on her Instagram to show how much they mean to them. The family of four is happily together and we hope mom and dad will exchange their vows soon.

How tall is Giannis’ son?

Since the child turned one year old, his height is not revealed by his parents. However, his older brother Liam is 2 feet and 10 inches tall.

Net Worth: How much does Giannis earn?

Since Giannis’ son, Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo, is only one year old, he is too young to take part in a career. Therefore, his earnings as of now cannot be predicted either.

Anyway, he is living a lavish life along with his brother as both his mother and father have built careers. His father Gianni Antetokounmpo is a multimillionaire who has a net worth of $70 million. He has amassed his fortune through his fascinating basketball career.

Gianni Antetokounmpo
The NBA basketball player Gianni Antetokounmpo
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On the other hand, Maverick’s mother Riddlesprigger also has good assets as an entrepreneur. According to reports, her net worth is between $500,000 and $1 million. Both parents work together and support each other to give their children a luxurious life.


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