Giannis Antetokounmpo Joins Milwaukee Brewers Ownership Group After Purchasing Stake in Franchise
The Milwaukee Brewers ownership group is getting a new member and it just so happens to be a local legend. Milwaukee Bucks superstar and reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has reportedly purchased a minority stake in the Brewers, according to multiple sources.
There isn't any indication of what percentage he'd own or how soon a deal will become official, but some sources believe the deal is already done.
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It was just a few years ago that some people thought that Antetokounmpo wouldn't stick around with the Bucks due to Milwaukee being a small-market city. Fast forward to the "Greek Freak" signing a five-year, $228 million extension to remain in the city, followed by him leading the Bucks to their first NBA Championship in 50 years, and he's a central figure in the community.
Now, it's clear that Antetokounmpo wants to turn Milwaukee into a city of champions by joining the Brewers. The only time that the club made it to the World Series was when they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982, so you could say that the city is long overdue. If Antetokounmpo being a minority owner can attract both big-name players and more fans to the organization, you won't hear any complaints from the fans in Milwaukee.
The Brewers are in the middle of a great year as their 74-48 record has them as one of the National League's best teams. FanDuel Sportsbook has given them the fifth-best odds (+950) to win the World Series this year. If the Brewers can pull that off, coupled with the Bucks' championship win and Antetokounmpo becoming a minority owner, the city of Milwaukee may never stop celebrating this year.
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