TWO-TIME NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo agreed to a five-year, $228.2 million supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 26-year-old forward announced the deal Tuesday on Twitter.
“This is my home, this is my city,” he posted. “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.”
The deal ends months of speculation about Antetokounmpo’s future. Most of the talk centered around whether Antetokounmpo would opt to enter free agency following hints in the offseason that he wanted to be paired with another superstar.
With an average annual value of $45.6 million, it is the largest contract in NBA history, according to The Athletic.
Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook signed a five-year, $206.8 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2018, with an annual average salary of $41.4 million (per Spotrac). Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry signed a five-year, $201.2 million extension in 2017.
Antetokounmpo’s agent, Alex Saratsis, confirmed the details of the contract with ESPN. It includes an opt-out after the fourth year.