It wasn’t long ago that former NBA center (and now on-air NBA analyst) Ryan Hollins claimed that Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was unworthy of NBA MVP consideration due to his role away from the ball at the end of games.
Yet, on Wednesday night against a fellow MVP candidate in Houston Rockets superstar James Harden, the Greek Freak did what he usually does in fourth quarters: sprinkle bits of brilliance to help the Milwaukee Bucks win yet another statement game.
Following Wednesday night’s win, Bucks center Brook Lopez said that Milwaukee has unequivocally embraced Antetokounmpo as the best player in the league.
“I definitely think it’s our belief inside this locker room, and a lot just around the league, that we have the best player in the league right here,” Lopez said, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “He does it in so many ways. He makes so many of his players better. He’s all over the court constantly. It’s so impressive to watch every night.”