NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo plans to continue making his impact in Milwaukee felt.
This week, it was announced that Antetokounmpo has purchased an ownership share of the MLB’s Brewers after bringing home a title for the NBA’s Bucks last season.
Antetokounmpo had actually made the purchase back in May, but the news was kept quiet until a press conference on Friday.
“Man, this is unbelievable,” Antetokounmpo told reporters, via ESPN.com. “This is a dream come true for a kid from Sepolia, Athens, Greece, born from immigrant parents. I could have never imagined I would be in this position.
“Milwaukee made me who I am today. It made me a better person. This is basically my home. I’ve become a father here. I’ve become a leader here. I’ve become a champion here, and I want to be involved. “I want to be involved in the community as much as possible. I know Milwaukee invested a lot in me, and I want to invest a lot of me back into the city of Milwaukee.”
Antetokounmpo also joked about his new ownership stake on social media.
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) August 21, 2021
This season, the Brewers have put together an impressive campaign. The team currently has the third-best record in the National League and will be hoping for a late-season push inspired by the NBA champ.
Milwaukee has not won a World Series since relocating from Seattle in 1970. In 2018, the Brewers lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 to fall one game short of a return to the World Series.