Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has joined the Brewers’ ownership group, the team announced. (Jeff Passan of ESPN reported the news shortly before the official announcement).
Antetokounmpo becomes the third superstar from a different professional sports league to purchase a share in an MLB ownership group. 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes joined the Royals’ ownership group last July, while four-time NBA MVP LeBron James purchased a stake in the Red Sox this March.
The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo stars for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, whom he led to their first championship in fifty years this season. According to the Brewers, Antetokounmpo is the first individual brought into the ownership group since majority owner Mark Attanasio bought the franchise in 2005.