It’s funny, while the Lakers were on their 10 game winning streak, that seemed to be all we heard about. In fact, I don’t think I saw or heard the Milwaukee Bucks get mentioned once, yet, they themselves were on a 10 game winning streak as well. Last night the Bucks continued their streak, and the Lakers lost their streak, and now both stand at 17-3.
So while Bleacher Report continued to tweet about Alex Caruso, Giannis and the Bucks moved to first in the power rankings, and tallied their 11th straight victory. The Greek Freak had a ridiculous season last year which landed him the MVP trophy, but this year he looks even better, and has continued to dominate on both sides of the ball.
Right now he’s averaging 30.9 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 5.9 apg, and a block and a steal. How is he not considered the best player in basketball right now? I know, LeBron’s doing ridiculous things at the age of 35, but he’s not doing that!
He is without a question my favorite to win the MVP, despite all the media drooling over Harden per usual, and the Bucks are my favorite to win the NBA Finals this year. Whether or not that will happen, time will tell, but to me, it looks like the Bucks have learned a lot from the time they blew a 2-0 lead in the ECF to Kawhi and the Raptors.
Giannis Antetokounmpo can do it all, and is by far the best player in the NBA, but until they’re in the NBA Finals, don’t expect to hear too much about it. Most of the publications will be too busy obsessing over James Harden’s 40 point games and the Lakers, but I’m sure Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks are okay with that.