Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to reaching 10,000 career points
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo achieved another personal milestone in his brilliant NBA career, reaching the 10,000-point plateau during the Bucks’ 111-98 win over the Chicago Bulls at Fiserv Forum on Monday night.
The reigning NBA MVP tallied a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 dimes in 31 minutes. Shortly after the game, Antetokounmpo spoke about the monumental feat.
“Being in this position, I could never imagine myself coming in the NBA, now I have 10,000 career points and I can get to 20,000 … I can get to 30,000. It’s up to me, but I’m extremely blessed,” Giannis shared, per Eric Woodyard of ESPN.
Before achieving superstar status in the highest level of professional basketball, Antetokounmpo came from humble beginnings in the streets of Greece. Together with his older brother and current Milwaukee teammate Thanasis, Giannis survived by hawking watches, handbags and sunglasses in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia.
Now once again in the MVP conversation for the second consecutive second year, Antetokounmpo has powered the Bucks to the best record in the NBA with 39 wins in 45 games.
With Antetokounmpo at the forefront, the Bucks have laid waste to the competition and have won their last seven games. Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Houston Rockets James Harden are having phenomenal seasons as well, but it’s hard to deny Giannis’ claim considering how good his team has been this year.
With spectacular averages of 32.2 points, 12.9 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.0 block in 42 games so far, the Greek Freak is once again primed to lead the Eastern Conference in the upcoming All-Star game this February at the United Center.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently the top vote-getter in the East, accumulating 4,474,107 votes as per the latest ballot returns.