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‘This is my home’: Antetokounmpo signs extension with Bucks

/ 02:16 PM December 16, 2020
Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo

FILE PHOTO: Sep 6, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after making a basket against the Miami Heat during the first half of game four of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Reigning National Basketball Association (NBA) MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has signed a five-year contract extension to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks, the 26-year-old said on Tuesday.

“This is my home, this is my city,” Antetokounmpo 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.”

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The “supermax” deal is worth $228 million, ESPN reported, and will go into effect after the 2020-2021 season, which starts on Dec. 22.

The four-time All-Star, who also claimed MVP honors in 2019, was born in Athens with his outsized talent earning him the nickname “the Greek Freak.”

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He averaged 29.5 points per game in the 2019-2020 regular season and led the Bucks to the conference semi-finals, where they were upset by the Miami Heat in five games.

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