Two Kia MVPs. A Kia Defensive Player of the Year Award. Multiple All-Star, All-Defensive and All-NBA nods. And now, a spot in Madden 21.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning Kia MVP, added that last accolade to his list of accomplishments on Thursday, per ESPN’s Eric Woodyard. Antetokounmpo and his brothers, Thanasis and Kostas, are the first NBA players to appear in the NFL video game in its “The Yard” mode.
In addition, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be featured in Madden 21’s “Superstar KO” mode.
It’s time I brought the #AntetokounBros to The Yard
Squad up with the fam in #MaddenNFL21 #EAathlete pic.twitter.com/p6RnTawcp3
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) October 8, 2020
Check out this in-game imagery of NBA 2-time MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo on @EAMaddenNFL. pic.twitter.com/T6ZE5ada5H
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) October 8, 2020
This is not the first time Giannis Antetokounmpo has been a headliner of sorts for a video game as he was the cover athlete for NBA 2K19. Additionally, the Bucks have a bit of an NFL tie as Green Bay Packers quarterback and former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers became a limited owner in the team back in 2018.