Just a day after Giannis Antetokounmpo himself shared the news that he’d be sticking with Milwaukee, he elaborated on the reasons behind the decision to stay with the team he’s been a part of throughout his entire NBA career.
Antetokounmpo committed to a three-year, $186 million extension on Monday, with the flexibility of a player option for the 2027-28 season. This put an end to speculations that he might explore other team options.
During a press conference on Tuesday, the player explained that his commitment and loyalty were the driving forces behind his choice to extend his contract with the Bucks.
“For the Milwaukee Bucks organization, they’ve been there with me since the beginning,” Antetokounmpo told reporters Tuesday. “They changed my life, they changed my family’s life. My kids were born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That’s what their passport says.
“My mom is here enjoying her life. My dad spent a couple years here before he passed away. My brothers went to school here – private school that before I came here I was not able to afford in my lifetime. My kids are going to a private school.
“They’ve changed my life tremendously.”
— New York Post (@nypost) October 25, 2023