Greek basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounpo along with his pregnant partner, Maria Riddlesprigger, hosted a baby shower for close family members ahead of the birth of their first child.

Ms Riddlesprigger is into the third trimester of her pregancy and the “Greek Freak” of American basketball is excited by the expected first addition to his family.

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Voted the Most Valuable Player of the United States’ National Basketball Association (NBA), the basketball star was ecstatic when he first heard the news of the pregnancy:” “we’re excited about having our first baby, I don’t want to talk too much about it.

“I want to concentrate on basketball and leave family issues at home, but yes, we are expecting a child. We are happy, my mother is happy, so are my brothers. I’m happy about it, I’m excited. It’s not here yet, but I’m looking forward to it.”