There is perhaps no greater sign of a player’s impact on their city than when they get a massive mural of themselves on a building. Over the course of the past few weeks, Mauricio Ramirez, a contemporary artist, painted a giant mural of Giannis Antetokounmpo in downtown Milwaukee. The mural, which has been visited by thousands of fans already, got a visit from the Greek Freak himself today.
Giannis checking out his mural 🔥 pic.twitter.com/qPthHS2ZPv
— Nathan Marzion (@nathanmarzion) May 18, 2022
The Milwaukee Bucks, unfortunately, were unable to overcome poor three point shooting in their series against the Boston Celtics. As a result, Milwaukee blew a 3-2 series lead and are spending the rest of the NBA Playoffs at home.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, though, put together one of the most impressive stat lines in NBA Playoff history. In the seven game series against Boston, Giannis became the first player ever with 200 points, 100 rebounds, and 50 assists in a single playoff series. He also became the second player ever to average at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in a playoff series against the Celtics. The first was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The Milwaukee Bucks may have been sent home too early. However, it was not because Giannis did not do everything humanly possible to get the Bucks over the hump. He had a usage rate of 41.5% in the series against Boston. Neither Michael Jordan nor LeBron James had a usage rate that high in a seven-game series. Additionally, Giannis averaged 31.4 points, 14.2 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game in the playoffs.
And he is only 27.
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