The Milwaukee Bucks franchise hasn’t exactly had many superstars come through the organization over their history, with Wisconsin not exactly being a major draw for the best and brightest in the NBA.
However, the few superstars the team has had suit up for them have left a lasting impact, with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson leading the way.
Although it has been a challenge to create success in Milwaukee, current Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been able to do just that, and on this day a decade ago, the team drafted him with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, as shared by Ball is Life on Twitter.
10 years ago today, the Bucks drafted a 6'9" 190-pound 18-year-old with the 15th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is now a 6'11" 243-pound 7 x All-NBA player with 2 MVPs, 1 DPOY & 1 Finals MVP award. pic.twitter.com/1QcQIro8xa
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 27, 2023
Antetokounmpo has had quite the NBA journey since being drafted by the Bucks, as he’s grown a couple of inches and gained over 50 pounds (mostly muscle) while paving his way to superstardom and leading Milwaukee to an NBA title.
Along with winning two NBA MVP awards and cementing himself as arguably the best all-around player in the league, Antetokounmpo has turned the Bucks into a perennial juggernaut in the Eastern Conference.
The Bucks are a title contender every year with Antetokounmpo leading the way, and that likely won’t change anytime soon, even though the team is coming off a disappointing first-round loss to the Miami Heat in last season’s playoffs.
At 28, Antetokounmpo still has a long way to go in his playing career and may continue to fill up his and the team’s trophy case for years to come.NEXT: Khris Middleton Has Made A Decision About His Contract