Giannis Antetokounmpo Joins Moses Malone & Karl Malone With This Incredible Record

Published 03/01/2021, 6:00 PM EST

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After 5 losses in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in an amazing run with 5 wins in a row. Much of it has been because of the form of their talisman and reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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In the last 5 games, Giannis has averaged a staggering 35.6 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game shooting 55% from the field.

The Greek Freak has clearly been the best player on the court in these 5 games, and in this process has set some staggering records.

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With their latest victory against the Clippers, the 2-time reigning MVP set an incredible record of leading a team in points and records for the 14 games in a row.

His incredible record is only topped by Hall of Famers Moses Malone and Karl Malone, who had a streak of 18 games and 17 games, respectively.

With the return of Jrue Holiday, the Bucks are in a good position. With the incredible form that Giannis is in, the Bucks will look to maintain their successful run against the Nuggets.

Why does Giannis Antetokounmpo deserve to be in MVP conversations?

Pundits and fans alike across the NBA have been absolutely buzzing in the ongoing MVP race in the NBA. Players like LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Steph, and Damian Lillard are the most prominent names to become the MVP.

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But there is a glaring miss in the MVP conversations; the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The ‘Greek Freak‘ has been the leader of the Bucks team that has the 3rd best record in the East.

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Despite averaging thunderous numbers like 29.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, the media has ignored the 6’11” power forward so far. The Greek Freak also has the 3rd-best PER in the league, only behind Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.

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With such an impressive stat line and given the impact he has on the Bucks, Giannis surely deserves a shout to be the MVP of the league.

The Greek Freak is in the running to become the 4th player in NBA history to win three MVP trophies in a row. Can Giannis join the elusive list of NBA legends Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, and Bill Russell?

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.
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