In video game news, for some reason, on Thursday Madden NFL 21 added Milwaukee Bucks superstar and 2020 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to the game as a football player.
Fans are very confused.
Not only is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is from Athens, Greece, now available in Madden NFL 21’s “The Yard” 6-on-6 game mode so are his brothers Kostas and Thanasis. Because that makes sense.
It’s time I brought the #AntetokounBros to The Yard
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) October 8, 2020
Has Giannis lowkey been a big football guy all this time? Because I’ve never heard his name mentioned once when it comes to basketball players who love football.
LeBron James? Yes. That would be fun. But Giannis? I… guess?
The Yard just got Freaky‼️
— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) October 8, 2020
“To pay homage to where the Antetokounmpo Brothers’ fell in love with basketball, custom gear displaying nods to their childhoods in Greece will be available in The Yard as well,” reads a press release.
A crossover is coming to The Yard #Madden21 👀
— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) October 7, 2020
Well, at 6-foot-11 and with a 87-inch wingspan Giannis will certainly get some serious targets in the red zone.
Then again, maybe he will be his team’s center, even though he plays forward in basketball. We know he’s got the skills to pull that much off.
— NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2018
Fan reaction to this odd bit of video game news was all over the map.
Outta ALL the nba players the first one y’all ever put on madden is GIANNIS???😂 https://t.co/dNl9NXNYrc— TooEasy Millz 🦍 (@TooeasyMillz) October 7, 2020
i promise you no one wanted this— Matt (@_yoitsmatt) October 8, 2020
Sports gamers: We want a better franchise mode.— rcon14 (@rcon14) October 7, 2020
Madden: Okay but what if we put Giannis in the pay-to-win game mode?
Me: man I would love an authentic NFL experience from Madden 21— Ryan (@rhopkins_) October 7, 2020
Madden 21: You want GIANNIS in THE YARD?? https://t.co/rUSJFyyuJL
The world: "Hey Madden, can you please make franchise mode enjoyable with some new features?"— AJ Schulte (@AJDraftScout) October 7, 2020
Madden: "You guys want Giannis?" https://t.co/Vy1SIuowXj
WHY IS GIANNIS IN MADDEN SOMEONE EXPLAIN https://t.co/ZC4wR9NP1t— Detective McAvoy (@nihilist_bucks) October 8, 2020
I'm so confused rn— Preston Devine (@devineinspired) October 8, 2020