Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo claims Eric Bledsoe should be an All-Star
Antetokounmpo and Bucks small forward Khris Middleton will be headed to Chicago for All-Star weekend, but Giannis is upset Bledsoe is not coming with them.
How on earth are we about to have almost 50 wins before All Star and we don’t have 3 All Stars in the game???? @EBled2 is an All Star!
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) January 31, 2020
Giannis has a point — no pun intended. Bledsoe is after all the starting point guard for a team on pace to possibly match or exceed the Bulls’ historic 72-10 season and have only lost six games so far.
On top of the storyline, Bledsoe is averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Just like last season, Antetokounmpo will be a captain with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Giannis is averaging 30.0 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists on the season, while Middleton is putting up 20.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists.
All signs point toward the Bucks going on a deep playoff run again this season. And now that Kawhi Leonard is in the Western Conference, many believe the East is the Bucks’ to lose.
Milwaukee lost to Leonard and the Toronto Raptors in six games in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals after taking a 2-0 series lead and being heavily favored all season to go all the way with the defending champs’ Golden State Warriors the lone (and obvious) threat to their aspirations.
Life is pretty good for Giannis, Middleton, Bledsoe and the Bucks right now. Milwaukee is 41-6 on the season and has the best record in the NBA and showing no signs of slowing down.