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Giannis Antetokounmpo joins Brewers' ownership group

The Bucks' superstar becomes the first new investor in the Brewers since 2005.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is all smiles as he clutches the NBA championship and NBA Finals MVP trophies.

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is enjoying quite an offseason, what with his new NBA championship and NBA Finals MVP trophies. As he soaks in a season and playoffs to remember, he’s got a new gig on his hands, too.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that Antetokounmpo has joined their ownership group. He was officially introduced Friday at a news conference at American Family Field in Milwaukee by Brewers chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio.

“We are honored to have Giannis join our team of Milwaukee Brewers investors,” Attanasio said. “Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion, and a true local hero with international renown.”

Antetokounmpo becomes the first new individual investor in the Brewers’ ownership group since Attanasio first bought the team in 2005.

The Bucks’ star was dominant in The 2021 Finals, leading the Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years. He averaged 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as Milwaukee ousted the Phoenix Suns 4-2 in The Finals.

He’s not the first Wisconsin pro sports icon to buy a share in one of the state’s teams, though. Back in 2018, Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers joined the ownership group of the Bucks. At the time, he became the only active NFL player to be a limited partner of an NBA team.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.