Bucks Part-Owner Aaron Rodgers Expresses Excitement Over Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Decision

Aaron Rodgers is more than just a quarterback and the Green Bay Packers’ best hope for another Super Bowl. He also has a stake in the Milwaukee Bucks.

So it’s no surprise that Rodgers reacted with enthusiasm after the back-to-back NBA MVP announced he was signing a super-max contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.

“It’s a big signing for us, we’re pretty ecstatic,” Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show, via Lily Zhao of FOX6. “Hopefully we can keep rolling for the next five years.”

Rodgers expanded his business portfolio to part-owner of the Bucks back in 2018. Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan are the franchise’s majority owners.

Antetokounmpo was not only named MVP last season, but also the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-11 forward agreed to a deal that will pay him more than $228 million over five years. He was drafted by the Bucks with (get this) the 15th overall selection in 2013.

“This is my home, this is my city,” Antetokounmpo tweeted. “I’m 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, let’s get it.”

The Bucks have finished with the NBA’s best regular-season record in each of the past two seasons but have failed to reach the Finals both times. They added veteran guard Jrue Holiday in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans last month.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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