Giannis Antetokounmpo is a focused basketball participant these times!
We realized that over the weekend when the Greek Freak was placing up pictures whilst Ja Rule was performing his halftime exhibit.
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Although scoring 38 details in the NBA All Star Sport may possibly have been a countrywide coming out social gathering for some, The Greek Freak has been consistent all season.
Ahead of the 2018-19 NBA season I explained to NBA analyst and Get Much more Athletics Podcast host, Chris Sheridan that Antetokounmpo was my pre-season MVP selection.
Seemed like a no-brainer then and a terrific selection now.
Antetokounmpo is guiding the initial position Bucks to a 45-14 document whilst averaging 27.2 details, 12.7 rebounds and 6 assists this season all vocation numbers.
“Giannis has got the fingers of Health practitioner J, the athleticism of Health practitioner J and he’s about 5 inches taller at 6’11” than Health practitioner J was,” Fox Athletics Milwaukee analyst Marques Johnson explained to me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“I feel Giannis Antetokounmpo would be, in my brain, the Health practitioner J for the new millennium.”
The Greek Freak is thought to be among the major MVP candidates this season alongside with the Houston Rockets’ James Harden.
The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder’s Paul George is also obtaining robust thought, of late.
Million dollar problem: How can the Greek Freak gain the full shebang?
“[If] Giannis continues to direct this staff to 55 to 60 wins, which we’re on pace to do, and suitable now, there is no way in the globe that he just can’t be thought of as the MVP,” said Johnson.
Which is a very reasonable assessment.
Below head mentor, Mike Budenholzer and teammates Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and firm, the Greek Freak has been explosive, affected individual and just grinding.
“Giannis, you search at his numbers suitable now, you search at what Harden’s accomplishing, so then it’s likely to go down in between those people two,” said Johnson.
“Kawhi Leonard started off incredibly hot, but Harden has usurped all the coverage based on the numbers he’s placing up.”
Johnson broke it down more:
“I feel with Giannis, if he continues to direct this staff to victory the way he’s carried out, we did a video game the other evening against Memphis, 2nd-50 percent Memphis’s vitality was a good deal much more active than our vitality. Giannis arrived out in that third quarter of that video game and just dominated for the initial three to 5 minutes, established the tone, the staff adopted accommodate, we wound up blowing out the Grizzlies in what has been a tricky video game and a close video game, we wound up beating them by 25, 30 details in which or else we might’ve received by 10 or so, but my point is it was because of Giannis.”
The Greek Freak feels as though he should really be the league’s MVP.
“I should really be MVP because – I do not care, I just care about successful.” he explained to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.
“You just retain successful and taking part in superior basketball and all the things will choose care of itself.”
Marques Johnson likes The Greek Freak’s development and this yr is distinctive! “There’s no way in the globe that he just can’t be thought of as the MVP if he’s averaging 27, 28 like he’s accomplishing now, 13 rebounds and the staff is successful, he tells Scoop B Radio.
“It’s just gotta be tricky in my brain, and you know as well as any individual, the volume of occasions that the MVP is not based on what you do that yr, but sort of your system of get the job done the prior two years, Giannis got on people’s basketball map a few of years back. Very last yr performed terrific, the all-professional. Now this yr men and women are truly looking at, so the tiny industry issue and today’s NBA with all the outlet, the check out of the video game and League Go and TNT and NBA Television set and ESPN, it’s nowhere near as considerably as a detriment as it was a few years back for Giannis and his title recognition also it’s likely to assist him much too.”
The tale of the Giannis’ tape supports that argument. The Greek Freak reviewed it in is job interview with Nichols.
For every Fadeaway Entire world: Given that his rookie season, the Greek Freak has remodeled into a superstar. Hunting back at his rookie self, he claims, “He was a child that worked hard, thought in himself. He didn’t have considerably. He didn’t have a good deal of muscle. He didn’t have a good deal of skill, but he gave his heart and soul.”