Milwaukee Bucks Superstar Purchases Stakes in MLB Franchise
No one is having a better summer than Giannis Antetokounmpo.
After leading his team to the NBA championship, securing Finals MVP in the process, the Milwaukee Bucks superstar has now dipped his toes in the MLB market.
The 26-year purchased stakes in the home-town Milwaukee Brewers, an MLB organization in the National League Central division. Antetokounmpo is the first new individual investor the franchise has added since Mark Attanasio purchased controlling interest in the organization back in 2005.
“Man, this is unbelievable,” Antetokounmpo said during a press conference last week, while wearing a brand new Brewers jersey. “This is a dream come true for a kid from Sepolia, Athens, Greece, born from immigrant parents. I could have never imagined I would be in this position.”
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) August 21, 2021
Attanasio shared similar sentiments of excitement.
“We are honored to have Giannis join our team of Milwaukee Brewers investors,” Attanasio said in a statement. “Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion, and a true local hero with international renown.”
According to sources, the deal has originally been finalized back in May, but Antetokounmpo hoped to keep things quiet in order not to distract his team during the Bucks most recent playoff run. Similarly, he didn’t wish to distract the Brewers during the early part of their season.
“Milwaukee made me who I am today,” said Antetokounmpo, who signed a five-year, $228 million supermax contract extension with the Bucks in December. “It made me a better person. This is basically my home. I’ve become a father here. I’ve become a leader here. I’ve become a champion here, and I want to be involved.
“I want to be involved in the community as much as possible. I know Milwaukee invested a lot in me, and I want to invest a lot of me back into the city of Milwaukee.”
The Brewers will hope that some of Giannis’ recent Finals success can rub off on them this season.