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Antetokounmpo Joins Major League Brewers as Owners

Antetokounmpo Joins Major League Brewers as Owners

Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who recently led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years, became a co-owner of the Brewers in Major League Baseball on Friday.
Combining the worlds of NBA slam dunk and home run, Antetokounmpo wore a Brewers jersey at a ceremony at the baseball club’s home stadium.
“The city of Milwaukee means a lot to me,” said Antetokounmpo. “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.
The Brewers, 74-48, lead the NL Central by 8 1/2 games over the Cincinnati Reds as they chase a fourth straight playoff appearance.
Brewers president and principal owner Mark Attanasio introduced Antetokounmpo, the first new individual investor in the Brewers owning group since Attanasio took control of the team in 2005.
“We are honored to have Giannis join our Milwaukee Brewers investor team,” Attanasio said. “Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion and a true local hero with international renown.”
Antetokounmpo signed a five-year contract extension with the Bucks worth $ 228 million last December.
Just last month, the Greek standout and two-time NBA MVP led the Bucks to the top of the NBA with a victory over the Phoenix Suns in the League Finals.
The Brewers, formed in 1969, have been even less successful than the Bucks’ half-century of futility since their only other crown.
The Brewers lost their only appearance in the MLB World Series championship final in 1982, when they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in a maximum of seven games. (AFP)

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