In a dominating effort on Thursday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo became the Milwaukee Bucks’ all-time leading scorer. With 44 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists, Giannis led his team to an overtime victory over Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. Drilling a back three to tie the game in last-minute regulation, Giannis passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most points in Milwaukee Bucks history. After the match, Giannis shared his reaction to the feat.
“I didn’t know that, but it’s good. It’s good because I’m changing the narrative. You know, I don’t want to be the guy who just dunks and runs. I can do a three,” said said Giannis. Responding to previous criticism of James Harden that he only “runs and dunks”, Giannis seemed happy to have broken the record on a three-step back.
“It doesn’t really matter, because at the end of the day, if you don’t have a successful season and if you don’t try to keep improving, and staying humble, and being hungry for play until May and June, no one will remember. So I just want to stay humble, I want us to stay humble. I feel like the more humble I get and the hungrier I get, the more I can accomplish more things, more more art I can create… I just have to stay humble, make my teammates great, win games and good things like tonight are going to happen,” Giannis said.
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In typical Giannis fashion, the superstar has remained humble. His ability to continually improve, even after accomplishing all the feats the game has to offer, is why there has been no championship hangover for the Bucks. The team is only half a game away from first place in the Eastern Conference and is a true contender to repeat. On a night like tonight, Giannis wants that to be the prospect.
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