Giannis Antetokounmpo has earned comparisons to the legendary Shaquille O’Neal as a dominant force in modern basketball. His scoring prowess is truly remarkable – since the 2019-20 season, he has maintained a scoring rate of nearly one point per minute, and as of late, he has surpassed that impressive milestone since Christmas.
Since the holidays, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been in top form, with his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, only losing four games. In fact, the Bucks have been on an impressive winning streak, claiming victory in 15 consecutive games, with Giannis only absent from one of those games.
Their most recent loss came at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 21, but it’s worth noting that Giannis did not play in that game. The last time the Bucks lost with Giannis on the court was on January 6, 2023.
Throughout the Bucks’ 15-game winning streak, Giannis Antetokounmpo has played fewer than 10 minutes in only two games. In nearly all of the other games, he has maintained a remarkable level of performance, scoring over 30 points in almost every game and only dropping below that mark twice.
In fact, he has even achieved two 50-point games during this time and recorded six 40-point games since Christmas. His consistency and scoring ability have been nothing short of astounding.
giannis has more points than minutes since christmas.
it’s march. pic.twitter.com/ru2rozXZ3Z
— nbaayy (@nbaayy) March 2, 2023
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Why is Giannis Antetokounmpo still not on the best-scorers list?
The Milwaukee Bucks, led by their star player Giannis, have established themselves as the top team not only in the Eastern Conference but also in the entire league. Their impressive performances have made them favorites to win the championship, which they narrowly missed out on to the Golden State Warriors last year. Giannis, who has been instrumental in their success, is in contention for his third MVP award.
Despite his impressive achievements, Giannis falls short compared to two legendary NBA players – Wilt Chamberlain and James Harden – when it comes to scoring. These two icons are widely regarded as the greatest scorers in league history, having accomplished feats that Giannis has only achieved over three months rather than an entire season.
While fans may have differing opinions, Harden and Chamberlain remain unmatched in terms of individual scoring prowess. Although players like Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant were also effortless scorers, Harden’s performance in a Houston Rockets jersey was particularly exceptional.