At this point, it feels like Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo makes some sort of history every single game. Wednesday night was no different as the 29-year-old accomplished another scoring feat in Milwaukee’s 144-122 blowout win against the Brooklyn Nets.
Milwaukee Bucks Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Climbs Scoring Leaderboard
Antetokounmpo entered Wednesday’s game with 17,173 points to his name. He added another 32 points to his career tally by shooting an amazing 10-of-12 from the field against Brooklyn.
Thanks to another impressive performance, Giannis has now climbed to the 97th spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. In the process, he surpassed two Hall of Famers on the leaderboard in Chris Webber (17,182) and Chris Bosh (17,189).
Giannis Antetokounmpo (29) passed Chris Webber and Chris Bosh on the all-time scoring list last night.
He's now No. 97 in NBA history. Will probably move past Jeff Malone in his next game.
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) December 28, 2023
Webber and Bosh are two of the greatest power forwards this game has ever seen, and the fact that Giannis leaped over them in one game is a testament to Antetokounmpo’s own greatness.
Giannis himself has achieved so much in his 10-year tenure and more than a few folks would argue that at this point, he’s already surpassed both Webber and Bosh’s career achievements.
The one thing that these two legends have that Giannis doesn’t, though, is an induction into the esteemed Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. However, it’s only a matter of time before Antetokounmpo joins them. There’s very little doubt, if any, that he’s going to be a first-ballot HOF-er when his time comes.
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