On Tuesday 8/25, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019-2020 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Giannis led the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the NBA and their defense played a major factor. The Bucks held opponents to a league’s low in field goal percentage at 41.4% and Giannis was the captain of that defense.
The NBA reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo just announced that his second signature shoe is officially on the way. The Nike Zoom Freak 2 will be available on August 7th for $130 USD. Looks like Giannis will be debuting these shoes once the NBA seasons resumes next month in the bubble since he’s already wearing the new kicks in practice.
Giannis Antetokounmpo won the 2018-2019 Most Valuable Player award for his phenomenal dominant season. Giannis became the third youngest player to win MVP over the past 40 seasons and also the fifth player born outside of the United States to win the award as well. Check out Giannis emotional speech after winning the award.
All of the stars were on the court last night in Charlotte during the 2019 NBA All Star game. No star shined more than MVP front-runner Giannis Antetokounmpo. Despite the lost to Team Lebron, Giannis had a game high 38 points with 11 rebounds and 5 assist.
Giannis Antetokounmpo will make his third NBA All Star appearance on February 17th in Charlotte (second straight year as a starter). Giannis was the top-vote getter in the Eastern Conference and as a result was named the captain of the Eastern Conference squad. Giannis and fellow captain LeBron James will choose their teammates during a televised draft on Thursday February 7th at 7PM EST on TNT.
We all thought that this season could be the breakthrough season where Giannis Antetokounmpo won his first MVP award. With only two week into the 2018 – 2019 NBA season, Giannis is proving many of us correct. Giannis has lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a record of 6 – 0 while averaging 25 PPG, 14.2 RPG, 5.6 APG, and 1.7 BPG. This six game winning streak even includes a triple double performance by Giannis versus the Minnesota Timberwolves (highlights below). It’s only two weeks into the season, but you can definitely see the confidence in his game. We haven’t seen the improved three point shot that we worked on over the offseason, but that will sure come soon. I have no doubt that Giannis will continue this early level of success throughout the entire season.
The Milwaukee Bucks face a huge challenge tonight when they square off against the Toronto Raptors led by another early MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard. It will be the battle of the undefeated teams, let’s see if Giannis can continue his hot start.