But the Greek Freak is one of the most relentless workers in the league, and even though he may not have the smoothest handles or purest jump shot, he just keeps getting better.
He proved it again last night when he scored a career-high 55 points to uplift the Bucks past the Washington Wizards.
Giannis joins Moses Malone and Russell Westbrook as the only players since 1976-77 with 40+ points and 10+ rebounds in three consecutive games!
Dec. 28: 45 & 22
Dec. 30: 43 & 20
Jan. 3: 55 & 10 pic.twitter.com/UdU37BCc9D
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2023
When asked about the secret behind this run, the Bucks star credited consistency:
“I just try to be consistent. Every given night, there is going to be somebody who is going to be great. Guys like LeBron have been great since 2003. I want to be one of those guys. I think I put myself in the position to be able to do that,” Giannis said postgame. “I want to get in a position where my game is boring. I just do what I do, and people don’t talk about it because it becomes boring — I do it every single night. That’s what I want to do. I want other people to feel like my game is boring. But I don’t get bored. The greats — the best players — never get bored. They go out there, and they always give their best any given night and no matter who they play against.”
That’s the kind of mindset that separates good players from great players, and Giannis is on pace to become one of the best to ever do it.