It is undeniable that Greeks adore Giannis Antetokoumpo. But the locals of Milwaukee have taken their love of Giannis to a whole other level. The Greek Freak has gathered all the accolades a plate might want, but what city Milwaukee did probably to recognise his contribution probably takes the cake.
The Milwaukee Bucks scheduled a public celebration of Giannis Antetokounmpo winning the MVP on Sunday, July 14 at Fiserv Forum. The thousands of fans gathered to see their hero up close and cheer the NBA MVP.
However, the most significant things was the fact that the same date was proclaimed ‘Giannis Antetokounmpo Day’ throughout Milwaukee County by County Executive Chris Abele.
WHEREAS, The NBA Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the NBA player who showcased an exemplary performance during the regular season; and
WHEREAS, Giannis Antetokounmpo played a major role in leading the Milwaukee Bucks in an outstanding season with the best record upon entering the NBA Playoffs; and
WHEREAS, Giannis is a well-rounded player who contributes to the Milwaukee Bucks as an excellent scorer, by averaging 27.7 points per game, as well as being a superb defender; and
WHEREAS, Giannis is an exceptional example of what Milwaukee and the Bucks stand for in terms of integrity and humility, indicating that he is more than just an excellent basketball player; and
WHEREAS, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been honored for this extraordinary season with the 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player Award; now, therefore
I, CHRIS ABELE, County Executive of Milwaukee County, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 14th, 2019,
Giannis Antetokounmpo Day
For his commitment in guiding the Milwaukee Bucks through an outstanding season and bringing passion to the Milwaukee community, which has been acknowledged by receiving the 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player Award