Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA’s biggest stars. He is the defending NBA Finals MVP and helped lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their first championship in 50 years. And recently, Antetokounmpo made history.
Earlier this week, Antetokounmpo had two big performances. He scored 40 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in Milwaukee’s 118-116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Then, on Thursday, Antetokounmpo had 44 points and 14 rebounds in an overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. This was a special game, as Antetokounmpo surpassed Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.
Abdul-Jabbar played six seasons with the Bucks and scored a total of 14,211 points in that time. With Antetokounmpo’s 44-point performance against the Nets, he moved up to 14,216 points.
Antetokounmpo’s game continues to evolve, and after the game, the young star discussed his game, including a 3-pointer that helped force overtime.
“It’s good because I’m changing the narrative,” Antetokounmpo said. “I don’t want to be the guy only that dunks and runs. I can make a 3.”
Antetokounmpo is putting himself in elite company, and as his career continues, he’ll continue to climb the ranks.