Giannis Antetokounmpo was a no-show at the Milwaukee Bucks-Sacramento Kings game on February 10. The Bucks had no problem defeating the Kings, but the NBA’s reigning MVP had good reason to miss the game. And that’s because he became a father! Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, gave birth to their first child, and the “Greek Freak” was ecstatic to reveal the news on social media. We’re celebrating baby Greek Freak’s arrival with this Mariah Riddlesprigger wiki on the new mom.
|About Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger|
|Birth||September 17, 1992|
|Children||Liam Charles Antetokounmpo|
|Siblings||Maya Riddlesprigger, Makayla Riddlesprigger|
|Parents||Patrick Riddlesprigger, Catherine Riddlesprigger|
|Alumni||Rice University, Bullard High School|
Mariah Riddlesprigger Is a Volleyball Player
Mariah Danae Riddlesprigger was born on September 17, 1992 to Catherine “Cathy” and Patrick “Pat” Riddlesprigger. Cathy and Pat raised Mariah and their other two daughters, Makayla and Maya, in Fresno, California.
Cathy is a marketing professional at Sysco, while Pat is a teacher in the Fresco school district. The family has quite an athletic background, with Patrick having played collegiate basketball.
It’s not very often I get all 3 of them together. One flying into LA, one flying out of LA, gave us a few hours for a birthday dinner and ice cream last night. I love my girls!❤️ #lovethem #wealllookedahotmess
Mariah is a former volleyball player from Bullard High School in Fresno. She continued to play volleyball at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Her sister Maya was a track and field athlete and volleyball star at Central High School. She currently plays volleyball at Cal State Fullerton. Makayla also graduated from Central High School as a top volleyball athlete.
Mariah now resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where her beau is signed with the Bucks.
Riddlesprigger Interned at the NBA
After graduating from high school in 2010, Mariah studied sports management at Rice University. She graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and sociology and a minor in business. She also had a two-year stint working in the Rice University ticket office.
As a student-athlete, Riddlesprigger had quite the start to her sports management career, with two internships with the NBA. She was working for the Philadelphia 76ers’ basketball operations team for more than a year from May 2015 to June 2016, which included helping with the summer league.
During her second internship with the summer league program, she had more responsibilities that challenged her. It helped her to gain respect among her peers and also build a network that came useful in her future career.
“I met everybody from Mark Cuban to Rick Fox and several team presidents, General Managers, coaches, ESPN executives and sports agents,” Riddlesprigger recalled.
Riddlesprigger Gave Birth to Her First Child with Antetokounmpo
It’s unknown when and how Riddlesprigger began dating Giannis Antetokounmpo. They have been going strong for a while now, and the Greek Freak fans adore them together.
Riddlesprigger had a baby shower in January 2020, with their family in attendance. And according to the Bucks organization, Antetokounmpo has been asking the dads among his teammates for advice on becoming a first-time father.
Antetokounmpo posted a TikTok video this past weekend of him and his baby mama at the hospital, “playing the waiting game.” The wait was over with the arrival of Baby Greek Freak.
The MVP announced the arrival of their son, Liam Charles Antetokounmpo, on Twitter. While he missed the Bucks vs. Kings game, fans and the team are ecstatic to welcome the newest member of the Bucks family.
Liam Charles Antetokounmpo in the house❤️ pic.twitter.com/yVSf0U93le
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) February 10, 2020