Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to sign the largest contract in NBA history prior to the start the NBA’s 2020-21 season. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Antetokounmpo is on the verge of signing five-year, $228.2 million supermax extension.
Breaking: Giannis Antetokounmpo says he is signing a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. The two-time MVP will sign a five-year, $228.2 million supermax extension with the franchise, the largest deal in NBA history, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 15, 2020
Antetokounmpo’s decision to ink a new deal with the Bucks removes some of the shine off the much-anticipated 2021 free-agent class.
Drafted at No. 15 in the 2013 NBA Draft, Antetokounmpo has earned consecutive MVP nods heading into the upcoming season. In the 2020 NBA Playoffs, the Heat eliminated the Bucks in the second round of the postseason after five games.