The reigning NBA MVP is excited for the NBA season to resume at the end of July. Before the NBA suspended the season, Giannis Antetokounmpo was having another MVP-like season. The Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the league at 53-12.
Antetokounmpo is ready to get back on the court and show why he is the best player playing on the best team in the league.
Taking a look at Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP season
During the 2018-19 NBA season, Antetokounmpo could not be stopped. He had career-highs in points, rebounds, and assists. It was during that season where he displayed his versatility as a big man. He quickly became a fan favorite across the league, and his performance helped the Bucks become one of the top teams in the league and a championship-contending team. The 6-foot-11 big man was a double-double machine last season, and he had multiple games where he recorded a triple-double.
On offense, Antetokounmpo had the ball in his hand most of the time. If he wasn’t putting his head down and driving to the rack, he was finding the open man. Another reason why the Bucks have become a top team is because of their supporting cast. Antetokounmpo has teammates that he can trust to make a big shot. The Bucks have another All-Star in Khris Middleton who can score double-digit points on any given night, Eric Bledsoe, a solid point guard, Brooke Lopez, a veteran center, and a host of other talented players.
Last year the Bucks finished the regular season with a 60-22 record and went into the playoffs as the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Just like the regular season, Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks in the playoffs. He averaged 25.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and two blocks in 15 games during the playoffs. The Bucks lost to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals, but Antetokounmpo put together a season to remember.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was having another impressive season
Antetokounmpo came into the 2019-20 season, wanting to achieve more than just an MVP award. He had sights on an NBA title. For a second straight season, he did not miss a beat. The Bucks got off to a hot start, and Antetokounmpo was a big reason for that. He started the season off with a triple-double, scoring 30 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists in a win over the Houston Rockets.
Before the season was suspended, Antetokounmpo led the team in points, rebounds, and assists. His 29.6 points per game was third in the NBA, and his 13.7 rebounds were third in the league. The Bucks star remembered that feeling of being knocked out of the playoffs and missing out on a trip to the finals. He was determined to get his team back to the Eastern Conference Finals and advance to the NBA Finals. After almost three months of no basketball, Antetokounmpo will have a chance to prove himself yet again.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is on a mission for the NBA restart
On Twitter, Antetokounmpo tweeted out a photo of himself that said ‘Locked in.’ He’s been waiting to get back on that court for a while, and he is going to look to lead his team to an NBA title. The Bucks are yet again favorites to come out of the east this season. Other teams in the east need to be ready for Antetokounmpo and the Bucks because they’re looking to bring a title to Milwaukee.
Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo is in line to win another MVP award. He and James are battling for the award, and it’s going to come down to the last game of the abbreviated season to see who wins the award. The future of the NBA is looking bright with Antetokounmpo leading the way.