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Giannis Antetokounmpo buys stake in Milwaukee Brewers

Jul 22, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds his NBA Finals MVP Trophy during the Milwaukee Bucks victory parade. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 22, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds his NBA Finals MVP Trophy during the Milwaukee Bucks victory parade. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo purchased a minority stake in the city’s MLB club, the Milwaukee Brewers, ESPN reported Friday.

It was not immediately known how much of a stake Antetokounmpo purchased. He signed a $228 million contract extension with the Bucks last December, keeping him in town until at least 2026.

The two-time league MVP led the Bucks to the NBA title in July, bringing Milwaukee its first major sports championship since 1971.

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The Brewers have never won a World Series, but they’re in the National League pennant race with a 74-48 record entering play Friday, good for an 8 1/2-game advantage in the NL Central.

Antetokounmpo’s purchase mirrored a similar move in 2020 by Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, when he joined the Kansas City Royals’ ownership group not long after inking a Chiefs contract extension with a max value of $503 million.

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–Field Level Media