The star player of the Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo He has bought a stake in the Milwaukee Brewers, as confirmed by the team itself on its social networks.
Antetokounmpo is following the model of the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes– A small market star investing in the local baseball franchise, which Mahomes did in joining the Kansas City Royals ownership group.
“We are honored to have Giannis join our Milwaukee Brewers investor team,” Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio said in a statement. “Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion and a true hometown hero with international renown.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo has joined the Crew!
The two-time MVP is officially part of the Milwaukee Brewers ownership team. Thank you, Giannis, for your commitment to our team and Milwaukee!
@ Giannis_An34 | #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/3xRk2yNHrp
– Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 20, 2021
Antetokounmpo is the first individual investor to join the team’s ownership group since Attanasio bought the team in 2005.
“The city of Milwaukee means a lot to me,” Antetokounmpo said in a statement. “I am honored to join the Brewers ownership group to further my commitment and dedication to this great community. I am very proud of my city and excited about what we can build together.”
Antetokounmpo’s decision to invest in the city’s baseball team comes a month after he helped lead the Bucks to Milwaukee’s first NBA title in 50 years.
His commitment to the Bucks organization was solidified when the two-time MVP signed a five-year, $ 228 million supermax extension with the team in December.
The Brewers also appear to be a good investment. The team has an 8½ game lead in the NL Central going into Friday night games and has won four of its last five games.