Once again, Giannis Antetokounmpo has proved that he is the reigning NBA MVP for a reason. The Greek Freak became the first player in NBA history to score 200 points, 100 rebounds, 50 assists in the first eight games of the season, a feat no one thought was possible. The reigning NBA MVP recorded season-high 38 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists while playing the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, November 7 at the Clippers home, Staples Center. He tied his career-high by scoring 4 three-pointers. The official NBA stats released the details of his game on Twitter.
🦌 @Giannis_An34 drops 38 PTS, 16 REB, 9 AST in the @Bucks win at LAC! #FearTheDeer— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) November 7, 2019
He is the 1st player in @NBAHistory to record 200 PTS, 100 REB, 50 AST in their first 8 games of the season! pic.twitter.com/NH51BYqvWU
NBA fans took to Twitter to comment on Antetokounmpo's game, surprised at his dominance these past few years. The player showed a combination of powerful basketball and athleticism. In the 2013 Draft, Antetokounmpo was the 15th overall member selected. After the NBA 2016-17 season, The Greek Freak was already Bucks' top scorer. He averaged at 23 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks per game. Last season, the Bucks' forward averaged at 27.7 points, 12.5 blocks, 5.9 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals. For NBA 2019-20, Antetokounmpo is already averaging at 27.7 points, 14 rebounds and 7.4 assists. Antetokounmpo also became the sixth player in NBA history to record the minimum od 30 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists in three consecutive games.
🇬🇷 @Giannis_An34 becomes the 6th player in @NBAHistory to record at least 30 PTS, 15 REB, 5 AST in 3 straight games! #SAPStatLineOfTheNight— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) November 7, 2019
He joins @Hoophall members Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson on that list. pic.twitter.com/mHIKxuguqI