NBA star's social account hacked: Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks say forward Giannis Antetokounmpo's social media account has been hacked

Giannis Antetokounmpo's social media accounts were hacked on Thursday 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 in 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.

"Giannis' twitter, phone, email and bank accounts were hacked!" Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo tweeted.

"He genuinely apologises for everything that was tweeted and he will be back as soon as possible! The things that were said by this hacker were extremely inappropriate and disgusting!"

The tweets weren't up for long before disappearing from Giannis Antetokounmpo's account.

The Bucks said in a statement an investigation was underway.

Octagon, Antetokounmpo's agency, also confirmed the hacking.