Why Giannis Antetokounmpo is an NBA All-Star

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See all the reasons why Giannis Antetokounmpo is an NBA All star….

  • He is the only player in the NBA to lead his team in points per game (23.7), rebounds per game (8.7), assists per game (5.6), blocks per game (2.1), and steals per game (1.8). The last player to lead his team in all five categories at the end of the season was Lebron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008-2009.
  • He is in the NBA’s top 20 of all five major statistical categories including points per game (14th), rebounds per game (19th), assists per game (19th), blocks per game (4th), and steals per game (6th).
  • He has nine 30+ point games this season while only recording two 30+ point games in his first three seasons in the NBA.
  • From December 10th to January 6th he had 14 straight 20+ point games.
  • He set a new career high of 39 points in a game on December 23rd in the Bucks 123-96 win over the Washington Wizards.
  • This season he has 17 double-doubles and 2 triple-doubles.
  • He is second in the East having finished 15 games with 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists only second to Lebron James with 19 games.
  • He became the first Greek to ever be selected for an NBA All-Star game.
  • He received 1,604,463 fan votes for the All-Star game only behind Lebron James (1,893,751), Steph Curry (1,848,121), James Harden (1,771,375), Kevin Durant (1,768,185), and Kyrie Irving (1.696.769).
  • He was second in the NBA final voting results between the fans, press, and players only behind Lebron James.
  • He is the YOUNGEST non-American player to start an NBA All-Star game at 22 years and 74 days, breaking Yao Ming’s record from 2003 when he was selected to start at the age of 22 years, 4 months, and 28 days.
  • He is the 18th player in Bucks history to be selected for an NBA All-Star game while becoming the 6th Bucks player to ever start at an All-Star game. 
  • He will be the first Bucks player since Michael Redd (2004) to play at an All-Star game.
  • He will be the youngest Bucks player at an NBA All-Star game, breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s record at the age of 23 year and 271 days.
 
Source: sportfm.gr
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