Amongst NBA Legends – Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Season For The Ages

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Amongst NBA Legends – Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Season For The Ages

 

He is only 22 years old, yet the season he is playing is one of the greatest seasons in NBA history. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging a ridiculous

 

23.1 PPG / 8.6 REB / 5.3 AST / 1.7 STL / 1.9 BLK while shooting 52.5% from the field and 77.8% from the line

 

He currently ranks 2nd amongst all players in 8 and 9 cat fantasy rankings (for the fantasy players), and after some early struggles, he has also led the Milwaukee Bucks into the playoff ranks, winning 11 of their last 14 games.

But how good of a season is he really playing? Well, only eight players in history have ever averaged 23, 8 and 5 on 50% shooting from the field. And it is one exclusive list:

 

  • Oscar Robertson (1962-63)
  • Wilt Chamberlain (four times)
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (twice)
  • Larry Bird (four times)
  • Michael Jordan in (1988-89)
  • Charles Barkley in (1992-93)
  • LeBron James in (2012-13; and this season)
  • Kevin Durant in (2015-16)

 

All of these players are, or will be, absolute legends. Also, Giannis hasn’t even hit his prime yet and is the youngest player on that list. Big O was 24 and MJ and Larry legend were 25.

His potential is unreal, and we are witnessing the development of someone who may possibly be one of the greatest players the league has ever seen. There is a reason people call him the ‘Greek Freak’

 

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