Giant mural in downtown Milwaukee celebrates Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Massive mural by Milwaukee artist Mauricio Ramirez measures 53 1/2 feet tall x 56 1/2 feet wide, taking up the side of a 3-story building.

A recently completed mural of Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rises 54 feet high on the side of Downtown office building.

The mural depicts Antetokounmpo in a green Bucks jersey with his name emblazoned across the back in white lettering. He’s facing west, purportedly fixing his gaze toward Fiserv Forum, the Bucks’ home court, and the surrounding Deer District, where thousands of fans have gathered during Bucks playoff games.

Antetokounmpo grew up in Greece before coming to Milwaukee as the 15th pick in the 2013 draft and developing into one of the game’s top players.

He signed a supermax extension with the Bucks in December 2020 rather than becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Seven months after signing that extension, Antetokounmpo was named MVP of the NBA Finals after leading the Bucks to a championship.

“He was proud to do it the hard way,” Johnson said. “That’s how we do it in cities like Milwaukee.”