Giannis' Agent Confirms Bank Account, Twitter, Email, Phone All Hacked

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 7, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-100. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Alex Saratsis, agent for Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, confirmed the reigning NBA MVP's Twitter account was hacked on Thursday, per ESPN's Eric Woodyard.  Woodyard also reported the Bucks were looking into the attack on Antetokounmpo's accounts. 

The announcement comes in the wake of a series of insensitive tweets made from Antetokounmpo's account that included racist and derogatory language. 

Giannis later took to the account to apologize and explain: 

Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis_An34


According to Kostas, Giannis' brother, the hacker got into Giannis' twitter, phone, email and bank accounts. 

"He genuinely apologizes for everything that was tweeted and he will be back as soon as possible," Kostas wrote on Twitter. "The things that were said by this hacker were extremely inappropriate and disgusting!"

Kostas posted responses to each of the tweets that "someone hacked this account" and Giannis "didn't post this."   

Harrison Faigen @hmfaigen

Kostas for Defensive Player of the Year (and also best little brother): https://t.co/Z6mAaDmOWc

Per Katie DeLong of Milwaukee's Fox 6 Now, the tweets began appearing on Antetokounmpo's feed around 2:30 p.m. local time and were deleted within 15 minutes. 

The most recent post from Antetokounmpo was on May 1 when he retweeted a video from the NBA about making a positive impact on local communities during the pandemic.