Giannis staying in Milwaukee, will sign richest contract in NBA history

Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 12:43 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Milwaukee Bucks are keeping their superstar.

Saying, “this is my home, this is my city,” Giannis Antetokounmpo announced he would stay with the team for the next five seasons.

“Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, let’s get it,” he wrote on Twitter.

The NBA’s reigning two-time MVP is expected to sign a supermax extension that will make him the highest-paid player in the league.

The deal would pay him $228.2 million over the next five seasons, an average of $45.6 million per year.

“This is a big moment for me and my family and I want to thank the Bucks organization for believing in us,” said Antetokounmpo. You took a chance on us eight years ago and now putting my signature on a contract like this is unreal – but it’s all because of hard work.”

Since joining the Bucks in 2013, Giannis has racked up a slew of honors, including being named to the NBA All-Star team for four consecutive seasons, and in the process turned the Bucks into a powerhouse franchise.

Antetokounmpo is coming off a career season where he won his second consecutive MVP award and his first Defensive Player of the Year award, making him only the third player in NBA history to earn both honors in the same season.

He also has made the playoffs in five of his eight seasons with the Bucks,which includes each of the last four seasons, playing and starting in 43 postseason games.

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