Giannis Antetokounmpo could be catching LeBron James in several ways, both on and off the court with a similar billionaire trajectory in place.
After winning the 2021 NBA Finals, Giannis has finally placed himself on par with other NBA legends simply by taking home that ever elusive title. With great success comes great popularity.
Giannis is already one of the biggest and most popular stars in the NBA, but adding a championship on to his resume just makes him that much bigger and better.
The Bucks superstar has been enjoying himself after winning the championship, from ordering 50 chicken nuggets to riding around town during the Bucks celebration, Giannis is living his best life right now.
Giannis Antetokounmpo — the 2021 NBA Finals MVP — celebrating with a sea of roaring Bucks fans 🗣️
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 22, 2021
Things can get a lot better for the superstar if he plays his cards right.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Can Follow LeBron James On His Billionaire Path
News recently broke that LeBron James became the first NBA player to reach $1 billion in career earnings during the course of his playing career.
LeBron James Is First Active NBA Player to Become a Billionaire
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) July 22, 2021
Giannis could be next if he follows up on some endorsement deals in the same way that LeBron did. The Greek Freak is already signed to some lucrative deals with brands like Nike, JBL, and Budweiser, but he could be in line for a lot more.
According to Forbes’ Justin Birnbaum, due to Giannis’ likeability in the league, he can can already surpass superstar Steph Curry in career earnings through endorsements.
Birnbaum also spoke with sports consultant Marc Ganis who said that the key to making this happen is with Louis Vuitton as he added:
“…’This is a person who can promote Louis Vuitton as well and effectively as Nike,’ says sports consultant Marc Ganis. He adds that Antetokounmpo could be even bigger, doubling or even tripling his current endorsement mark ‘if he chose to make that a priority”.’
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