Milwaukee Bucks celebrity Giannis Antetokounmpo has bought a stake within the Milwaukee Brewers, the MLB workforce introduced Friday.
Antetokounmpo is following the mannequin of Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes: small-market star investing within the native baseball franchise, which Mahomes did in becoming a member of the Kansas Metropolis Royals’ possession group.
“We’re honored to have Giannis be a part of our workforce of Milwaukee Brewers buyers,” Brewers principal proprietor Mark Attanasio mentioned in an announcement. “Giannis is a superb athlete, a world champion, and a real native hero with worldwide renown.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo has joined the Crew!
The 2-time MVP is formally a part of the Milwaukee Brewers possession workforce. Thanks, Giannis, to your dedication to our workforce and Milwaukee!
@Giannis_An34 | #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/3xRk2yNHrp
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 20, 2021
Antetokounmpo is the primary particular person investor to affix the workforce’s possession group since Attanasio bought the workforce in 2005.
“The town of Milwaukee means a lot to me,” Antetokounmpo mentioned in an announcement. “I’m honored to be becoming a member of the Brewers possession group to additional my dedication and dedication to this nice group. I take nice satisfaction in my metropolis and I am enthusiastic about what we are able to construct collectively.”
His determination to purchase into town’s baseball workforce comes one month after he helped lead the Bucks to Milwaukee’s first NBA title in 50 years.
His dedication to the Bucks group was cemented when the two-time MVP signed a five-year, $228 million supermax extension with the workforce in December.
The Brewers additionally look like a sound funding. The workforce holds an 8½-game lead within the NL Central getting into play Friday night time and has received 4 of its final 5 video games.