Giannis Antetokounmpo's 2020 NBA All-Star Game Team to Donate $100K to Charity

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
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Even though his team lost the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, Giannis Antetokounmpo made sure his charity was taken care of this weekend. 

The Milwaukee Bucks star and the rest of Team Giannis have pledged $100,000 to After School Matters:

Antetokounmpo chose to represent the Chicago charity in the mid-season showcase, earning $100,000 from the NBA after winning the second quarter of the game. Team LeBron secured $400,000 for Chicago Scholars after its 157-155 win, via K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports.

The latest donations ensured After School Matters will receive $200,000 despite the on-court result.

It was the first year the two All-Star teams were playing on behalf of charities, which were picked by team captains LeBron James and Antetokounmpo. 

Giannis explained his decision to pick After School Matters earlier this month:

The non-profit provides teenagers with activities and academic programs to take part in after school and during the summer months.

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In addition to the donations, the program members were able to attend the game at the United Center in Chicago:

The teenagers from both sides helped create some extra excitement throughout the game and seemingly a lot of intensity on the court during the fourth quarter.

Only one of the teams could win, but at least the charities each benefited with six-figure donations.

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