Giannis Antetokounmpo fires friendly warning at former Milwaukee star Michael Redd
Giannis Antetokounmpo shared a nice moment with Milwaukee Bucks legend Michael Redd following Thursday’s big win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Giannis embraced Redd backstage after the game, and the two shared an interesting conversation pertaining to a particular Bucks franchise record (h/t Bucks on Twitter):
Giannis: “One day I’m going to break your record”
Michael Redd: “I know you will” pic.twitter.com/d24ju3jb8H
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 23, 2021
It is unclear which record Giannis is referring to here, but if we’re going to take a guess, it’s probably Redd’s all-time scoring record for the Bucks. On November 11, 2006, Redd dropped 57 points against the Utah Jazz, en route to setting the franchise record for most points in a single game.
For what it’s worth, Antetokounmpo’s current career high is 52 points, which is five shy of Redd’s long-standing record. As the retired Bucks shooting guard noted though, he knows that Giannis is going to break that record sometime in the near future.
Incidentally, Antetokounmpo set his scoring record against none other than the Sixers. This was a couple of years back during the 2018-19 season.
Giannis did not drop 52 on Philly on Thursday, but he did lead his team to a key victory in a tough test against Joel Embiid and Co. The Bucks superstar finished with 27 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and a block as they took down the mighty Sixers.
This win allowed Milwaukee to close the gap on the Sixers to just two and a half games. For their part, Philly has lost three straight and is quickly losing their grip on the top spot in the East. Along with the Brooklyn Nets, the Bucks are definitely gunning for that No. 1 seed in the conference.