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Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes part-owner of the Milwaukee Brewers


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MILWAUKEE — NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antentokounmpo is continuing to set down roots in the community by becoming a minority owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Brewers majority owner Mark Attanasio says it’s the first time in 17 years that the Brewers have added a new investor. Attanasio says Giannis first reached out about the possibility about investing in the Brewers a little more than a year ago. The agreement was reached and approved by MLB in May, just before Antetokounmpo and the Bucks started their championship run.

“This is unbelievable. This is a dream come true for a kid from Athens, Greece born from immigrant parents,” Antetokounmpo said. “I never thought I would be in this position.”

The Brewers were big supporters of the Bucks during their playoff run, with the team having a suite at the Fiserv Forum for the championship-clinching game. Attanasio says about 20 players were in the suite for the game.

“I’m going to text Christian Yelich every day now,” Antetokounmpo joked.

Giannis has long had a love for Milwaukee, where he first came to America as a wide-eyed 18-year-old from Greece and quickly winning fans over with his personality.

“Milwaukee invested a lot in me, and I want to invest myself in Milwaukee,” Antetokounmpo said Friday. “Milwaukee has made me who I am today. Without Milwaukee giving me opportunity, I wouldn’t be who I am today. They made me a better person, a better man.”

The mutual admiration only grew stronger after he helped lead the Bucks to their first NBA championship in 50 years, scoring 50 points in the series-clinching win.

Antetokounmpo won’t be the only pro athlete in Wisconsin to buy a part of another team in the state. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also owns about 1% of the Milwaukee Bucks.