Superstar basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as the “Greek Freak”, has agreed to a five-year, supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.
According to reports, he signed the largest deal in NBA history – $228 million.
“This is my home, this is my city. I’m blessed to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years. Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, let’s get it,” the two-time reigning MVP posted on his social media platforms.
When Antetokounmpo celebrated his birthday earlier this month, his teammates jokingly gave him a pen as a present in hopes he’d use one to sign his extension.
The “Greek Freak” has career averages of 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
“Giannis’ NBA career began as an 18-year old from the Sepolia neighborhood north of Athens, Greece,” Bucks General Manager Jon Horst said. “Through hard work, determination and an unequaled desire to be the best, Giannis has developed into a relentlessly driven, 26-year old, two-time Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year and four-time All-Star for the Milwaukee Bucks. He’s an incredible teammate, a kind and caring person, an affable member of the Milwaukee community, and the leader of our team who sets the tone for our organization. We are thrilled for Giannis and his family and are tremendously proud to sign him to this well-deserved contract extension.”