Giannis Antetokounmpo – The Greek Freak has been one of the most dominant forces we have ever seen in the game of basketball. The bucks superstar has already created a Hall of Fame resume for himself and has established himself as one of the greatest players to ever play the game. Giannis was also voted onto the Top 75 players list and was ranked 18th by ESPN on that list.
Giannis is a 2-time regular season MVP, All-Star MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Finals MVP. He is the only player along with Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon, who has won the MVP and Defensive Player of the year award in the same season. The trio of players is also the only ones to win The MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Finals MVP awards in their career.
Despite having made his mark on the game and its history, Giannis might make history this season. If Giannis is voted to be on the All-NBA 1st team this year, he will be the only person to have made the 1st team in 4 straight years. Other legends that have made the team 3 consecutive years are James Harden, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James.
Giannis is putting up MVP numbers yet again. He is currently averaging 29.4 points per game (2nd in the league), 11.6 rebounds per game (5th in the league), and 6 assists per game. He has also been great defensively and is averaging 1.4 blocks and 1 steal per game. With statistics like these on top of the Bucks being a top team in the East, it would be a crime not to put the reigning Finals MVP on the NBA 1st team.
It is important to remember that the superstar is just 27 years old! He has a long career ahead of him and has just entered his prime. It is an honour to be able to witness the journey of one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball.