After trying to defend a Hawks alley-oop in the third quarter, the two-time NBA MVP suffered an injury. His left knee snapped backward as he landed, and he tumbled to the floor in pain. He rejoined his teammates on the Bucks bench moments later, walking with a limp on his own. What will happen to Giannis Antetokounmpo contract and net worth? How much he collected such a huge amount deal in just a few years?
On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks were in a similar situation when two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo went down with a hyperextended left knee injury and was unable to return with 7:14 remaining in the third quarter. After that, Antetokounmpo was down on the court for a few moments before being taken back to the Milwaukee locker room. During the third quarter, he returned to Milwaukee’s bench for a few moments before heading back to the locker room. Due to a left knee hyperextension, he was finally ruled out for the rest of the game. On Wednesday, he will have an MRI, and further information regarding the severity of the damage will be available. Antetokounmpo scored 14 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes of play before exiting the game.
Will series shift on Giannis’ injury?
On Thursday, the series moves to Milwaukee for Game 5. Antetokounmpo’s future is uncertain for that game and beyond. According to ESPN’s Malika Andrews, he’ll have more testing done on his knee on Wednesday.
Giannis appears to have injured his leg.
Prayers up 🙏 pic.twitter.com/cHZXCIsBEd
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 30, 2021
After the game, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer would to speculate on Antetokounmpo’s prognosis, saying only that “we’ll see how he is tomorrow.” In the postseason, Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.2 points, 13 rebounds, and 5.4 assists, and he is certainly crucial to Milwaukee’s prospects of earning an NBA title.
What will happen with the new contract?
Giannis Antetokounmpo stated on Twitter that he has agreed to sign a five-year supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks worth $228.2 million, making it the largest contract in NBA history. He just had a few months remaining on his $100 million agreement from 2016, so this new extension will begin in the fall of 2021.
This is my home, this is my city.. 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. 🤎🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/895tCBE9RK
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) December 15, 2020
“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 5 years. Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, let’s get it.”
How he able to sign such a huge amount of contract? What is Giannis Antetokounmpo net worth?
Outside of basketball, Antetokounmpo is progressively creating an incredible portfolio of collaborations. Giannis Antetokounmpo net worth can be estimated as $300 million as of this date. After winning the shoe bidding war for his services in 2016, the 6-foot-11 European star is now one of Nike’s most prominent ambassadors. He began his career with the athletic powerhouse on a modest $20,000 annual salary, which grew to $9 million after he established himself as one of the best players of his generation. Nike Zoom Freak sales soared in 2019, indicating that the company’s $100 million contract renewal was well worth it.
His Nike deal is about to expire, which means he could be in line for another big payoff.
On top of the cool $25 million in NBA money, the five-time All-Star reportedly made $20 million in endorsement deals during the 2019-2020 NBA season. As his stature and popularity rise in the future years, this number will easily double.