The Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) the last two seasons, announced Tuesday that he renewed his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks for five more years, which will be the highest in league history.
The forward’s contract surprised the entire NBA world with its millionaire figure. Is that the forward will earn 228 million dollars a month. A historic number for basketball in the best league in the world. “This is my home, this is my city. I am blessed to be able to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next five years. Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, we go for it all.”he wrote on his Instagram account.
With this agreement he achieves the highest in the NBA since its inception. Even above the previous number one that belonged to Russell Westbrook with Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017, by 206 million. Although it is until 2026, the forward will have an option to leave the team before the last season, according to the North American press.