However, this year he is on a whole other level and literally breaking records.
The reigning champ is facing some tough competition for NBA MVP but he’s definitely making a case for himself with the fantastic output he creates every single night.
Giannis is now having the highest single-season PER of all time. pic.twitter.com/hMcSljXEgp
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 3, 2022
According to Statmuse, Antetokounmpo is now in the company of some of the best to ever play the game.
Antetokounmpo is now having the highest single-season PER in the history of the NBA, beating out others such as Wilt Chamberlain in 1961, Michael Jordan in 1990, LeBron James in 2008, and Nikola Jokic last year during his MVP season.
Now you see why they call him The Greek Freak.
PER, or the Player Efficiency Rating, is a per-minute rating that includes stats like field goals made, steals, three-pointers made, and then subtracts data related to free throws missed, turnovers, and fouls.
In a sense, it’s the ultimate stat for an NBA player and really sums up just how important and impressive someone is on the floor.
As of today, Antetokounmpo’s PER is 32.2, which is just a smidge above Chamberlain’s 32.1 from the 60s.
There is still a lot of time left in the season which means that Antetokounmpo’s stat could drop as the season goes on.
Therefore, there is a chance that Antetokounmpo will end the season behind those other greats he’s currently beating.
Even if that does happen, there is no doubt that Antetokounmpo is a legend in his own right and has become a player unlike any other.