Bucks put out statement on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s hacked accounts
The Bucks quickly commented on the hacking, confirming it was not The Greek Freak who shared inappropriate messages on social media:
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts were hacked this afternoon and have been taken down. An investigation is underway.
— Milwaukee Bucks (at 🏠) (@Bucks) May 7, 2020
Antetokounmpo, 25, led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA during the 2019-20 season before the coronavirus pandemic suspended it until further notice. Last week, the NBA postponed its May Draft Lottery and Combine, potentially hinting at cause for hope for the season to resume this summer as the lottery needs to be decided by playing out the rest of the season for the league’s bottom-dwelling teams.
The Bucks could see their magical season resume under a variety of circumstances. The NBA is considering multiple solutions to continue the season, with perhaps the entire 30-team league or just the playoff-bound franchises like Milwaukee. The Bucks were on track to win 66 games, which would have tied the 1970-71 team’s record (the same team that won the organization’s only championship in history).
Even if this campaign does resume, a full regular season will likely not be played, which would eliminate the Bucks’ chances of breaking that 66-win mark. Until a decision on the season is made, though, Antetokounmpo and his teammates are hoping to soon return to their practice facilities when they reopen in the near future.
If the 2019-20 NBA season winds up getting canceled, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will head into a potentially uncertain offseason, one year away from his possible free agency in 2021 with no NBA Finals appearance to show for it. The Greek Freak and Milwaukee got bounced in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals by the eventual champion Toronto Raptors.
Until then, Antetokounmpo needs to get this hacking situation settled as every day is crazier than the last in the NBA’s quarantine life.