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Giannis Antetokounmpo & His 2 Brothers Available in Madden NFL 21 The Yard

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Giannis Antetokounmpo & His 2 Brothers Available in Madden NFL 21 The Yard

The back to back NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be added to Madden NFL 21’s The Yard mode tomorrow, along with patch 1.13.

UPDATE: (10-8) It’s actually Giannis Antetokounmpo and his 2 brothers, Kostas Antetokounmpo (LA Lakers) and Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks). All three Antetokounmpo brothers will be added to The Yard, with Giannis also featured in Superstar KO.

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.

Teased on Madden’s official Twitter page, as a “crossover coming to The Yard”, along with his one-of-a-kind signature (as spotted by @Mills), “The Greek Freak”, is making his way into Madden NFL 21.

If you zoom in on the video, it actually shows Antetokounmpo on front of the jersey.

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Prior to release, the Madden team mentioned they would be adding new locations, legends, icons and NFL stars to The Yard. I guess we can go ahead and add NBA players to the list.

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  1. Then Giannis will be the cover athlete of the next NBA Live, EA obviously have brought Giannis on board but just don’t have a basketball game at the moment for him to promote.
    Sooooo...... They added Giannis to Madden before we ever even hear if there’s even going to be a next-gen NBA Live entry? Where are your priorities EA??????? Who asked for this, in particular?
    I’m surprised no real team in the NFL every went after a player of his size and athletic ability. He would be unstoppable in the red zone and field goals/xtra points. Also I’m short yardage, just throw it up a couple yards and no one could stop him catching it.
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    I'm still on Madden 20 but I wouldn't mind something like this IF the rest of the game was in better shape. Want to add Basketball players? No problem, Antonio Gates one of the best Tight Ends in the league history played basketball in college not football. Same thing with Jimmy Graham.
    The ability to get DLC of NBA Stars for use in ALL MODES of Madden would be fine. Take Lebron through a Franchise Mode and play an alternative universe where he played football, not basketball. Use him in Face of the Franchise and put him on the Browns to see if he can win a Super Bowl for Cleveland, etc.
    I just wish the rest of Madden was fixed BEFORE EA did something like this.
    ripp1p
    I’m surprised no real team in the NFL every went after a player of his size and athletic ability. He would be unstoppable in the red zone and field goals/xtra points. Also I’m short yardage, just throw it up a couple yards and no one could stop him catching it.

    There aren't that many guys of his size and athletic ability, and for those that do, why choose football? He's going to make astronomically more money in the NBA.
    Ya so we can't fix bugs like getting live playbooks to remain on after each game but we can keep adding people to the game that aren't in the NFL. Oh and don't worry about all the NFL players that aren't in the game either... They're not important... Getting NBA players in the fake football mode is clearly a priority for an NFL simulation game.
    Guys. Are we upset about a NBA star being added to a football game or the Yard getting a update?
    To me this seems like nothing more than another created player and face scan. Something they do weekly, so resources are already allocated to it.
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    Datninja619
    Guys. Are we upset about a NBA star being added to a football game or the Yard getting a update?
    To me this seems like nothing more than another created player and face scan. Something they do weekly, so resources are already allocated to it.
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    Personally, I'd prefer for the team to get actually NFL players in the game instead of this nonsense. Remember the guy who won the Eagles game on Sunday Night Football? Yeah, he isn't in the game. But they're going to spend resources getting a dude from the NBA in... honestly that's a bit bogus. There's a decent amount of real players that actually play FOOTBALL that aren't in the game. Once they're in, then sure, add Giannis to the yard. But get the NFL players first.
    This might be just as bad as in M19 were they added two competitive guys & you could use them as NFL coaches in your Franchise "sigh". EA marketing at it again & I like Gianni's....but in the NBA.
    The EA big top circus continues...
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Personally, I'd prefer for the team to get actually NFL players in the game instead of this nonsense. Remember the guy who won the Eagles game on Sunday Night Football? Yeah, he isn't in the game. But they're going to spend resources getting a dude from the NBA in... honestly that's a bit bogus. There's a decent amount of real players that actually play FOOTBALL that aren't in the game. Once they're in, then sure, add Giannis to the yard. But get the NFL players first.

    Good point. That's why I asked. Are you talking about the linebacker that had a pick six, I think? Is he a rookie?
    I just wonder how much COVID has affected the face scanning process. On one hand I'd think the NFL would restrict it. On the other hand, just saw Keenan Allen from the Chargers, Clint and other guy make a YouTube video about increasing Allen's rating. So who knows.
    If it has, then a simple blog explaining that would be fine with me. But at a minimum create the player for those that want to see the player.
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    Datninja619
    Good point. That's why I asked. Are you talking about the linebacker that had a pick six, I think? Is he a rookie?
    I just wonder how much COVID has affected the face scanning process. On one hand I'd think the NFL would restrict it. On the other hand, just saw Keenan Allen from the Chargers, Clint and other guy make a YouTube video about increasing Allen's rating. So who knows.
    If it has, then a simple blog explaining that would be fine with me. But at a minimum create the player for those that want to see the player.
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    Na they've got Singleton in. They don't have Killins (who sucked honestly lol but he still played) and they don't have Fulgham who was drafted in 2019 by the Lions. He caught the big TD pass from Wentz right before Singleton had the pick 6.
    It's not about facescans to me. These dudes obviously don't need them. Just put the dude in the game with trash ratings is all I'm asking for. With Practice Squad players being called up to game day rosters every week for every team, the devs should have every player on each practice squad at least in the game. It's lazy not to do that and it's insulting to add NBA players instead of doing it.
    Like for real, how long would it take to add Killins into the game and give him a 55 rating lol? Way less time then adding Giannis, creating a hype video, and scheduling social posts about it.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Na they've got Singleton in. They don't have Killins (who sucked honestly lol but he still played) and they don't have Fulgham who was drafted in 2019 by the Lions. He caught the big TD pass from Wentz right before Singleton had the pick 6.
    It's not about facescans to me. These dudes obviously don't need them. Just put the dude in the game with trash ratings is all I'm asking for. With Practice Squad players being called up to game day rosters every week for every team, the devs should have every player on each practice squad at least in the game. It's lazy not to do that and it's insulting to add NBA players instead of doing it.
    Like for real, how long would it take to add Killins into the game and give him a 55 rating lol? Way less time then adding Giannis, creating a hype video, and scheduling social posts about it.

    Fulgham is in my Franchise......
    toodles2you
    I like it...let's get Connor McDavid, Lionel Messi and Bryson DeChambeau in next. Maybe Serena Williams and Candace Parker after that.

    Lol, don't give them ideas.
    This doesn't exactly seem resource draining so there's no logical reason that I can find to be upset about it. Franchise progress isn't being held up because they decided to scan Giannis into the game lol.
    AUChase
    This doesn't exactly seem resource draining so there's no logical reason that I can find to be upset about it. Franchise progress isn't being held up because they decided to scan Giannis into the game lol.

    They most likely already had his scan from the NBA Live series. This probably took them almost no time to do

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