One of the key storylines for the offseason was whether or not Giannis Antetokounmpo was going to commit long-term with the Milwaukee Bucks.
That question has finally been answered, as the two-time KIA NBA MVP has confirmed he has signed a five-year maximum extension with the organization. The deal is worth $228.2, which is the largest deal in NBA history.
Antetokoumpo had until December 21 to agree to the five-year, “supermax” extension, and finally stated that he'd be staying in Milwaukee through a tweet.
This is my home, this is my city.. I’m blessed to be able to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years. Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, let’s get it. 🤎🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/895tCBE9RK— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) December 15, 2020
Milwaukee did everything in their power to try and convince Giannis to stay with the franchise. By trading for Jrue Holiday, as well as Khris Middleton gifting Giannis a pen for his birthday, the 'Greek Freak' decided to stay loyal to the city of Milwaukee.
The Bucks picked Antetokounmpo back in the 2013 NBA Draft.
The last two seasons have been historical for the organization, and although they haven't been able to get past the conference finals, Milwaukee has a combined 116-39 record (league-best) over the past two regular seasons.
Last year, the 28 year-old averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest, and aside from his second MVP, he won Defensive Player of the Year.