Giannis Antetokounmpo Signs $228.2M Supermax Extension With Milwaukee Bucks
The Greek Freak is staying in Milwaukee.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is signing a five-year supermax extension with the Bucks that's worth $228.2 million, which makes it the biggest contract in NBA history.
This is my home, this is my city.. I’m blessed to be able 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. 🤎🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/895tCBE9RK— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) December 15, 2020
The deal includes an opt-out in 2025.
This extension is some much-needed relief for Bucks fans who were worried that Antetokounmpo would leave for the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors or another team in free agency after the upcoming campaign.
But after trading for Jrue Holiday, the Bucks have apparently made enough additions to the roster to satisfy Giannis.
Antetokounmpo is the back-to-back MVP, who averaged a whopping 29.5 points, 13.6 and 5.6 assists last season. But there have been rumors of Giannis' departure from Milwaukee for years after the team has failed to succeed in the postseason.
Now, the Greek Freak will be in Milwaukee for the long haul, unless he decides to pull a James Harden in a few years.
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