Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to redefine what a 7-footer is supposed to do with a basketball. The recent feat of the Milwaukee star Bucks puts him in a league of his own with an intact record for nearly half a century in the NBA.
The Bucks beat up the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, 118-99. Giannis, as he always is, was the central force behind the explosive performance. Milwaukee’s favorite player played just 30 minutes, but still managed to rack up a monstrous triple-double: 30 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and three blocked shots.
He is the first player in 40 years to lead both teams in points, rebounds, assists and blocks in less than 30 minutes.
Giannis in 30 minutes vs the Warriors:
He is the first player with multiple 30-point triple-doubles in 30 minutes or fewer in the last 40 seasons. pic.twitter.com/WKxstIwJkl
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 14, 2022
While it looks like another great day at the office for Giannis, he actually set an NBA record the league hasn’t seen in 40 years. The fact that all-around stars like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan have never been able to pull off the feat in the past 40 years shows how Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly makes the outlandish seem ordinary.
The Bucks star is presenting largely the same stats from his MVP season and continues to move forward alongside these types of performances to help his team win. But just as the best players do, he is surely saving more juice for the postseason as the Bucks prepare to defend their NBA title.