Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo both have Most Valuable Player awards on their resumes and now have something else in common.
On Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers of MLB announced Antetokounmpo has purchased a stake in the club to become part of its ownership group.
“We are honored to have Giannis join our team of Milwaukee Brewers investors,” Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio said for the team’s website. “Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion and a true local hero with international renown.”
Welcome to @MLB, Giannis!
Here's your first look at the newest member of the Brewers ownership team. pic.twitter.com/i5buAF9ycD
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 20, 2021
Earlier this year, Mahomes joined the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.
“The city of Milwaukee means so much to me,” Antetokounmpo added. “I am honored to be joining the Brewers ownership group to further my commitment and dedication to this great community. I take great pride in my city and I’m excited about what we can build together.”
Need some Greek Freak cleats now! Congrats champ, welcome to the squad! https://t.co/C0XaKiSUtg
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) August 20, 2021
Antetokounmpo put pen to paper on a five-year, $228 million supermax extension with the Bucks last December and then guided the franchise to an NBA championship in July.