Giannis Antetokounmpo dedicates game ball to late father
Since the start of the season, Giannis Antetokounmpo has turned a lot of heads with his stellar performances. He has been on a tear, and producing astounding numbers of 38.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game, proving further that he is one of the best players in the NBA today.
Saturday night was his third straight solid game, as he led the Milwaukee Bucks to a win against the Portland Trail Blazers, where he poured 44 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a game-saving block. After the match, he signed the ball used on the night, and dedicated it to his late father, including a note for him.
Here’s a look at the ball in Giannis’ locker. pic.twitter.com/mUUfxOoF4F
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) October 22, 2017
The Greek Freak appears to be on a mission this season, and should be a candidate for the MVP Award if he continues his very impressive play. Antetokounmpo lost his father a little bit before the season started as he tragically passed away with a heart attack at the age of 54. It was obviously a very difficult time for Antetokounmpo who has been playing with a heavy heart ever since.
The Bucks are currently 2-1 for the season, and will look to follow up on their playoff appearance last year, with a deeper run this campaign. The good news for them is that Antetokounmpo is more than ready to take on the challenge, and would definitely cause a lot of nightmare matchups to their opponents if he continues playing at this level.