In a development the Stephen A. Smith crowd never expected, Giannis Antetokounmpo confirms on social media that he is remaining with the Milwaukee Bucks and will sign a 5-year/$228.2 million supermax contract extension, as reported by Outkick's Gary Sheffield Jr.
For my Wisconsin audience, "supermax" sounds more like a sentence in nearby Boscobel.
The deal stands as the largest in NBA history and keeps Giannis with the Bucks through his age-30 season. There is an opt-out clause after the 2024-25 season. The window for championship contention in Milwaukee lengthens with the news, as Fiserv Forum stands as the House Giannis Built.
What this means for numerous writers and talk-show types who questioned Giannis's loyalty and pictured him on the Warriors, Heat, Lakers, etc. is anyones guess.
With Antetokounmpo in the fold and the Green Bay Packers challenging for a No. 1 seed, it remains obvious that not even a global pandemic can derail the golden age of Wisconsin sports.