Giannis Antetokoumpo is one of the most loved athletes in all of the NBA. However, in the city of Milwaukee, he is on another level. The love and admiration that the city of Milwaukee and Bucks fans have for Giannis is unmatched. He has consistently impacted the community on and off the court. That impact continues today as Giannis Antetokounmpo has made yet another astonishing donation.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes $1 Million Donation To Mental Health
According to Drake Bentley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
NEWS: According to a public relations rep for the Charles Antetokounmpo Family Foundation, #Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will be committing $1 million to mental health services in Milwaukee.
Giannis also has partnerships with the NBPA, Milwaukee Diaper Mission and Obama Foundation supporting under resourced schools in Milwaukee.
Giannis has opened up in the past about his own mental health journey while playin in the NBA:
“I was talking with a sports psychiatrist every day, he helped me be myself,” theBucks star told Revolt TV. “The free throws were a mental issue and I want to continue like this in the next season. And I want to see if we can repeat this as a team. I want to see if we can do it again, myself, my teammates, the owners, everyone.”
“People that talk to the sports psychiatrists and stuff like that, they label us ‘soft.’ We’ve seen that in the past, like, ‘Oh, man, I’m having anxiety.’ ‘Man, you’re soft. Go deal with that.’ That’s how it’s labeled. That’s why it’s hard for people to talk to somebody and open up. Even for me, it was extremely tough.”
“I started doing it when I was 18. When you’re that young and you’re doing it, people don’t understand the amount of pressure because at the end of the day, you don’t only have to perform and be the best, you have the big brand that you got to f****ng carry on your shoulder. You have your own country, Japan, that you got to carry on your shoulder. Or Greece, in my case. You have all these people that you got to take care of. Sometimes…”
Many fans reacted to this news on social media in glowing ways for the Milwaukee Superstar:
That’s because Giannis is the man!!!!
— Andiego Bryl (@andrewbryl) March 1, 2023
Greatest Person in the world
— Bobby POTUS 2024 (@JT89118459) March 1, 2023
The perfect superstar for Milwaukee and a damn good human.
— 🏀l' H🥅SS 📚 (@OlHossVike) March 1, 2023
Bro can’t stop taking W’s
— Ryan (@BrewPack8) March 1, 2023
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