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Giannis Antetoukounmpo remains humble and unwavering since being drafted 8 years ago today

Sep 30, 2013; St. Francis, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo handles the ball during Media Day at the Milwaukee Bucks Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo joined the Milwaukee Bucks exactly eight years ago today. Selected as the 15th NBA draft pick at 19 years old, Giannis has come a long way. His hard work and dedication now make him recognized as an international basketball superstar.

With all the hype of him being a Milwaukee Bucks player, Giannis started breaking records shortly after. His swift skills and ball-handling skills have earned him the name of “Greek Freak.” At the age of 21, he became the youngest Bucks to record a triple-double. Along with this, Giannis has been named the third-youngest player to get the Most Valuable Player award. He now has two Most Valuable Player awards under his belt.

The player has grown from his many rookie mistakes into a professional and highly skilled baller. Giannis is now one of the most valued players in NBA history. This playoff season has come with a lot of help from Giannis, who has been aggressive in his offense. The star is looking to win this year’s championship as it has been 50 seasons since the last Bucks victory. The Bucks are being coached by Mike Budenholzer this season.

The Bucks have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals after a great season. Giannis and the team are currently versing the Atlanta Hawks. Giannis has been on top of the game this season. His average point score for this 2020-2021 season is sitting at 28.1 points. His performance has been making Bucks fans livid.

Giannis states his journey and struggles during practice.

Iíve seen it all. Iíve airmailed shots game 7. Airballed back-to-back free throws in Oklahoma. Iíve been down here. The only way is up now! I missed 8 in a row. Iíve done it all, man Iíve been dunked on, coach. Iíve been crossed over Iíve been all over the place.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antentokounmpo Point Assault

The two-time MVP posted 34 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists in Game 1. This being far from Giannis’s best performance. However, he uses the previous game as leverage to come in strong during game two.

Currently tied at 1-1, the Bucks respond to their first loss with great precaution. Giannis and the Bucks finish the game with a final score of 125-91 at home. Furthermore, the team was led by 39 points, 25 of which scored by Giannis and another 22 points by Jrue Holiday.

On this day in 2013, Giannis got his first moment in the spotlight. The NBA has been watching this star from the age of 19. Fast forward exactly 8 years later, and Giannis is now one of the most recognized players in the basketball academy.

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