NBA Latest News: Giannis Antetokounmpo Outscores King LeBron James During Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers; A New NBA Superstar Is Born?
The king of NBA LeBron James had found a lump in his throat after the top dog Giannis Antetokounmpo completely crashed James during Milwaukee Bucks victory 118-101 over Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Antetokounmpo known as the Greek freak scored 34 points on that night and there won't be any doubt left that Antetokounmpo will be the Bucks future superstar.
USA Today Sports News reported that Giannis Antetokounmpo ended a tying career-high 34 points while adding 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocks right before LeBron James eyes. Antetokounmpo was the only player under age 22 to have a 30-10-5-5 in a game in the last 30 seasons.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has outscored LeBron James 3 of the last 4 times they have faced off against each other (by 12 tonight)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 30, 2016
Giannis Antetokounmpo also did an excellent job of guarding LeBron James, keeping James to 8/16 from the field while forcing him to commit seven turnovers. Antetokounmpo was all over LeBron James, leaving James to only register just 4 assists and 4 rebounds from 33 minutes on the floor.
According to Yahoo Sports News, Cleveland Cavaliers loss falls to a 13-3 for this season. While LeBron James finished with 22 points leading the scoring for the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving ended with 20 points at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo was born to Nigerian immigrants in Athens. Antetokounmpo flashed an obvious and rare talent even as a skinny 19-year-old rookie three years ago. Antetokounmpo is standing at 6ft 11in with a 7ft 3in wingspan and had unrealistically jumping fleet. Antetokounmpo also became one of the highest-paid players in the NBA earlier this year when he inked a $100 million four-year deal worth around $25 million a season.
Antetokounmpo had improved as a scorer every year since he's been in the league, and now, Antetokounmpo finally is becoming a real force. Antetokounmpo 22.8 points per game are over five points better than last season's 17.2 and coming at a career-high field goal percentage.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had scored 1.55 points per possession on cuts, second best among players with at least 25 such possessions this season. He is now averaging 32 points per game for the season and leads the league's scoring second from Russell Westbrook.
Do you think Giannis Antetokounmpo can lead the Bucks to the playoff and be the team's superstar?