The year 2021 has worked out great for NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo. Just off of winning the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship with the Milwaukee Bucks, as well as securing the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, Antetokounmpo is winning in his entrepreneurial portfolio too.
Major League Baseball (MLB)’s Milwaukee Brewers have announced that the NBA MVP has purchased a stake with the ballclub.
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) August 21, 2021
Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio had introduced the Milwaukee Bucks superstar at a press conference last week, as a new member of the team’s ownership group. The announcement was made at American Family Field.
“The city of Milwaukee means so much to me,” Antetokounmpo said. “I am honored to be joining the Brewers ownership group to further my commitment and dedication to this great community. I take great pride in my city and I’m excited about what we can build together.”
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
With the purchase of a stake in the Milwaukee Brewers, Antetokounmpo becomes the first new individual investor who has been added to the Brewers ownership group since Attanasio purchased a controlling interest in the Milwaukee Brewers back in 2005.
“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.”
Antetokounmp follows in the footsteps of another sports champion who plays a different sport but bought into an MLB team in the same year he won a championship. Last year in July, after winning the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes became a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals.