“It really doesn’t matter. If we don’t have a good season, if we don’t play until May or June, no one will remember. » Giannis Antetokounmpo has a modest win. Because surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the ranking of the best scorers in the history of the Milwaukee franchise, he will still be remembered.
Especially since he did it with an XXL game (44 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists) in Brooklyn and in a decisive basket. There are less than twenty seconds left to play and the Bucks are leading by 3 points. The Greek takes responsibility and hits a winning shot, not his specialty. He is in, the record is broken and both teams go into overtime.
With his 44 units, Giannis Antetokounmpo now stands at 14,216 points scored with the Bucks jersey, compared to 14,211 for the former champion center in 1971. “I want to be humble” commented on MVP 2019 and 2020 for ESPN. “The more I have, the hungrier I am, the more I can accomplish feats and prolong my career. »
As the defending champion has not talked much about this franchise record, it is the others who speak more and better about it.
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most iconic players in the NBA”recalls Mike Budenholzer. “With what he did in Milwaukee and after, he’s one of the best players ever. I had a front row seat to see Giannis for three or four years, and I was lucky to see him become the franchise’s leading scorer. It is impressive what he has achieved so far and he still has a lot to do.»
Winning a third MVP title, for example, what have only nine players, including KAJ, done before him?
“He is clearly the MVP”, assures Jrue Holiday. “But also Most Improved Player, although I’m not sure I can have it. He continues to improve and shows it: free throws, 3 points, with his fadeaway. Compared to last season, he is much stronger. He does it all, and I don’t know what else he can do. Running at 60 points a game? He is not far. »
Here too one should not exaggerate. Although, in a matter of days, Giannis Antetokounmpo has hit hard with 40 points in the Sixers and now 44 in the Nets. The Clippers, Milwaukee’s opponents this Friday night, have been warned…
|Season||Equipment||MJ||minimum||shooting||3 points||LF||Off||Def||until||P.S.||source||in you||bp||Connecticut||points|
|2018-19 ★||ONE THOUSAND||72||33||57.8||25.6||72.9||2.2||10.3||12.5||5.9||3.2||1.3||3.7||1.5||27.7|
|2019-20 ★||ONE THOUSAND||63||30||55.3||30.4||63.3||2.2||11.4||13.6||5.6||3.1||1.0||3.7||1.1||29.5|