On Wednesday, Giannis Antetokounmpo hit a remarkable 50 points to inspire the Milwaukee Bucks to a first NBA title in 50 years.
The 26-year old has already written his name down in the history books as he became the first player in NBA history to score 50 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in a finals game.
His exemplary performance saw him also receive the Bill Russell Finals MVP Award.
He also became the first player to tally 40 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a playoff game since Shaquille O’Neal in 2001.
The late Kobe Bryant called the win two years ago and 4x NBA Finals MVP LeBron James lauded the ‘Greek Freak’ after the 4-2 series win over the Phoenix Suns.
“The Greek Freak is balling hard today.
“Congrats brother, you deserved that win. You’re a real champion,” the LA Lakers star stated after Game 6.
At 18, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 15th selection in the first round and the rest as they say is history.
He bagged his first triple-double at 21, before being selected for his maiden All-Star appearance the next year and by the time he was 24 he was already named MVP.
It’s no secret that the future holds so much more for Giannis and with one championship ring in the bag, there’s no telling what’s next for the Greek Freak.
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO HONORS
1x NBA Champion
1x NBA Finals MVP
2x NBA Most Valuable Player
5x NBA All-Star
1x NBA All-Star MVP
3x All-NBA First Team
3x NBA All-Defensive First Team
1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year