MILWAUKEE --Giannis Antetokounmpo's social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon, May 7, and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo's brother and the player's representatives.
More than a dozen tweets popped up on Antetokounmpo's feed in the span of about five minutes, and they appeared to clearly be the work of someone other than the reigning MVP. The tweets included racial slurs, profane attacks on other players and a claim that Antetokounmpo had the coronavirus.
Los Angeles Lakers Beat Writer Harrison Faigen tweeted that Giannis' brother, Kostas Antetokounmpo, replied to some of the tweets on Giannis' account -- indicating Giannis had been hacked and "did not post this."
The Bucks later confirmed Giannis' social media accounts were hacked:
Giannis' longtime girlfriend and mother of his newborn son said the hacker(s) also accessed Giannis' bank accounts:
Thursday evening, Giannis himself took to his Twitter handle to address the situation.