George Clooney Once Tried to Get Every Bucks Fan an Extra Holiday Due to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co.’s Inspiring Win

Published 06/16/2022, 6:58 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

When Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks made the NBA Finals last year, the city went nuts. It was a long time since a major sports team from Milwaukee was on such a grand stage, and it’s safe to say they celebrated a little extra. In fact, legendary Hollywood actor George Clooney even tried to get the Bucks fans an extra holiday from work.

The Bucks hadn’t been in the NBA Finals since 1974, and Giannis and crew made it to the grand stage. They went through the Heat, the Nets, and the Hawks to reach the coveted stage. The road wasn’t easy, as they were pushed in each series.

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Clooney, who has been a Bucks fan for a long time, wanted to do something for the fans.

George Clooney wrote a letter so that Bucks fans can get a holiday after Giannis Antetokounmpo and crew made the Finals

Clooney’s tequila company Casamigos was one of the partners for the Bucks. So when the Bucks made the Finals, Clooney wrote a letter on his behalf to the fans. The letter started with, “It’s me, George Clooney! I just wanted to give a heads up that (insert name here) will need to be excused from the entire day of work on Monday.”

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He stated the reason was the Bucks reached the Finals and the fans would have been ecstatic. So they might have had a few extra drinks to celebrate. Therefore, he wanted owners to understand that the fans need a day off.

May 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after being called for a foul during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics during game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

He also wrote, “I am writing on behalf of this loyal Bucks fan to document (insert name here) absence and inform you that (insert name here) will return to work on Tuesday after a much needed personal recovery day!”

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For the Bucks fan, this was just the beginning. After reaching the Finals, they had to face a formidable Phoenix Suns team led by Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Despite being down 0-2, the Bucks rallied, and they won four games in a row to clinch the title.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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