Giannis Antetokounmpo rewrites NBA history in contest against Mavs

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Dallas Mavericks tonight, recording their 9th win of the season. At the same time, Giannis Antetokounmpo made NBA history during the game.

The Bucks superstar finished the game with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists, thus writing his name in the history books. With this performance, Antetokounmpo became the youngest player in NBA history to record at least 16,000 points, at least 7,000 rebounds and at least 3,000 assists in his career.

The Greek phenom reached this milestone at 28 years and 347 days. The record previously belonged to Kevin Garnett, who was more than half a year older (29 years and 199 days).

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (30 years, 354 days), Larry Bird (31 years, 69 days) and LeBron James (31 years, 84 days) round out the top five on the list.

Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game this season as the Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference with nine wins and four losses.

Let’s see if Nikola Jokic can beat even this NBA record of Giannis Antetokounmpo, although it will not be easy. He “only” lacks about 4,000 points and about 500 rebounds because he has already surpassed the number of assists, being now at 4,069.

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