Giannis Antetokounmpo is not leaving the Milwaukee Bucks.
After months of speculation swirling around the NBA star, Giannis opted to re-sign with the Bucks and dash the hopes of fans hopeful that the Greek Freak might one day join their favorite team. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Giannis signed on for a five-year, $228.2 million supermax extension, which is te largest deal in NBA history.
In the days leading up to his decision, Giannis said that he would make up his mind based on the Bucks' ability to remain competitive moving forward. In a tribute to his adopted home after news of the deal broke, Giannis seemed optimistic about what lies ahead.
"This is my home, this is my city," he wrote on Twitter. "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."
Antetokounmpo has arguably been the best player in the league over the last two years. He's led the Bucks to two straight seasons as the winningest team in the NBA, winning the MVP award and falling short in the playoffs both times. With a potential free agency approaching for the superstar, front offices and fans in cities like Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Toronto were salivating at the idea of acquiring his services.
While Giannis, his accountant, and the city of Milwaukee are presumably ecstatic that they were able to strike a deal, that joy wasn't matched by disgruntled fans throughout the league. The