Some people have called him one of the greatest to ever play the game while others have said that he still hasn’t reached his ceiling and the best is yet to come.
No matter what you think of Antetokounmpo, you cannot deny that he’s a truly stellar basketball player – his Finals MVP and regular season MVP trophies prove that.
But did you also know that he’s one of the best fourth-quarter players alive?
Most 4th quarter points in the last 5 seasons:
2,384 — Giannis Antetokounmpo
2,127 — LeBron James
2,092 — James Harden
2,054 — Donovan Mitchell
1,996 — Russell Westbrook pic.twitter.com/SKOQ4rcvSa
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 28, 2022
Sure enough, StatMuse has compiled a list of the most fourth-quarter points over the last five seasons.
Antetokounmpo has the most with 2,384 points.
This proves that Antetokounmpo is not only one of the best players alive, but he’s also one of the best closers in the league too.
That really counts, particularly in such a competitive conference.
Scoring a lot in the fourth is very important, especially for a team like the Bucks who are going up against some really tough, intense competition.
The Eastern Conference has gotten progressively tougher over the years.
In the last season, the number one team fluctuated a lot as squads battled to be the best.
Many games came down to the final seconds and every single point counted.
Antetokounmpo has really stepped up his mentality over the last few years: he has zeroed in, made better choices, and communicated clearly with his fellow teammates.
All of this has led to many victories and it’s also led to Antetokounmpo becoming even more of a force for his team.
A reliable, incredible force of nature.