He’s among the early favorites for NBA MVP. His steal and basket in the final seconds of Tuesday night’s game led to a win over LeBron James and the Cavs. He’s got a fan base that’s now worldwide. Giannis Antetokounmpo is among the NBA’s hottest young stars and now his jersey from a much-publicized game earlier this season is up for bids.
The NBA Auctions Jersey of the Week is a 50th anniversary Bucks throwback, worn during the Return to the MECCA game in Milwaukee on October 26.
Antetokounmpo recorded a Double-Double that night, playing 41 minutes and registering a game-high 28 points with a team-high seven assists, a game-high ten rebounds, a game-high three steals and one blocked shot.
This game was played in the Bucks’ old home, the MECCA, as a part of a season-long anniversary celebration.
The white jersey, a Size 50+4 inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. It includes the Bucks’ “Fear the Deer” slogan embroidered above it.
Bidding had passed $6,000 as of Wednesday afternoon with the auction set to run through Thursday at 10 PM Eastern time with a hard close.
For the season, the native of Greece is averaging 29.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game for the Bucks, who have the fifth best record in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Other Bucks throwback jerseys from the MECCA game are also closing at auction Thursday along with November 24 gamers donned by Russell Westbrook, Paul George and other members of the Oklahoma City Thunder.