Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has purchased a stake in the Milwaukee Brewers, the MLB team announced. "We are honored to have Giannis join our team of Milwaukee Brewers investors," Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio said in a statement.
"Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion, and a true local hero with international renown." Antetokounmpo, who was drafted by the Bucks in the 2013 NBA draft, has spent nearly a decade in Milwaukee. Helping the city of Milwaukee in any way means to so much to Antetokounmpo.
"The city of Milwaukee means so much to me," Antetokounmpo said in a statement. "I am honored to be joining the Brewers ownership group to further my commitment and dedication to this great community. I take great pride in my city and I'm excited about what we can build together."
Antetokounmpo won't need an offseason procedure
Antetokounmpo hyperextended his knee during the Bucks' playoff run "He's fine," Bucks general manager Jon Horst said earlier this month. "I can't explain it, but he's fine."
Antetokounmpo didn't want to make any excuses after the Bucks fell down 2-0 to the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. "I think when you start thinking about your knee or thinking about your toe or pinkie or whatever the case might be, you're just making excuses in your mind," Antetokounmpo said after Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
"You're out there, just play the game. Do whatever you can. Leave it out there on the floor, and no matter what the outcome is, you just leave it there." "I just couldn't leave," Antetokounmpo said after winning the title.
"There was a job that had to be finished. "Coming back, I was like, 'This is my city. They trust me. They believe in me. They believe in us.' ... Obviously I wanted to get the job done. But that's my stubborn side.
It's easy to go somewhere and go win a championship with somebody else. It's easy. ... I could go to a super team and just do my part and win a championship. "But this is the hard way to do it," he continued, pounding the dais for emphasis, "and this is the way to do it, and we did it.
We f---ing did it." Antetokounmpo received lots of criticism for his free throw struggles but he knocked down 17-of-19 of his tree throw attempts in Game 6. "People told me I cannot make free throws," Antetokounmpo said with a huge smile.
"I made my free throws tonight and I'm a freaking champion. "I made them when I'm supposed to make them."