Giannis Antetokounmpo’s impact on Bucks places him in frighteningly high company
Giannis Antetokounmpo is not an average 22 year old.
Playing all five positions and leading his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks has emphasized the freak in his early legacy; but now that legacy has started to place Antetokounmpo in extraordinary company.
Similar to the most impactful players – Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan years ago, Russel Westbrook and LeBron James today – Antetokounmpo is posting a league-best BPM (Box plus/minus) at a historic age.
The Bucks sit at 14-14 in the East, but they’ve already raised high praise and competitive spirit from the league’s best teams. Recall, they were the first team to end Golden State’s perfect start to the season last year. In addition, they’ve brought out the best of the defending NBA champions and their point guard Kyrie Irving, who called the rivalry with Milwaukee a “personal” one. All of this, in large part, due to the versatility, growth and dominance of Giannis Antetokounmpo.