Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo sets historic mark LeBron James, Michael Jordan never did
Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to redefine what a 7-footer is supposed to be able to do with a basketball. The Milwaukee Bucks star’s recent feat puts him in a league of his own with a record untouched for nearly half a century.
The Bucks put out a demolition job against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, 118-99. Giannis, as he always is, was the central force behind the explosive performance.
Milwaukee’s favorite son played just 30 minutes but still managed to pile on a monster triple-double: 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, plus three blocked shots for good measure.
While it seems like just another big day at the office for the Greek Freak, he actually set an NBA record the league hasn’t seen in 40 years.
Giannis in 30 minutes vs the Warriors:
He is the first player with multiple 30-point triple-doubles in 30 minutes or fewer in the last 40 seasons. pic.twitter.com/WKxstIwJkl
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 14, 2022
The fact that do-it-all stars like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan were never able to replicate the feat over the past 40 years just proves how Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly makes the freakish seem ordinary.
The Bucks star is putting up largely the same stats from his MVP season and continues to chug along with these types of performances to help his team win.
But just as the best players do, he’s surely saving some more juice for the postseason as the Bucks gear up to defend their NBA title.