By The Numbers: Giannis Antetokounmpo
From NBA.com Staff
Kia Defensive Player of the Year award. Giannis joins Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in NBA history to win MVP and DPOY in the same season.
Giannis was measured at 6-foot-8 ½ when the Bucks measured him prior to the Draft in 2013. By the end of his rookie season, “The Greek Freak” had grown 2.5 inches to reach 6-foot-11.
Giannis is known for getting to the rim. But his 3-point shot has steadily improved, with him hitting a career-high 1.4 per game during the 2019-20 season.
Antetokounmpo brothers. From oldest to youngest — Francis, Thanasis, Giannis, Kostas and Alex.
Career-high for blocks in a game. He swatted seven shots against the Bulls in 2016.
Giannis scored 30 points in under 30 minutes nine times during the 2019-20 season to set an NBA record. It broke Stephen Curry’s mark, which he set at seven during the 2015-16 season.
Giannis’ average free throw attempts per game during the 2019-20 season, a new career-high.
Giannis’ hands measure 12 inches wide. Average male hands are 7.4 inches wide.
The length in inches of Giannis’ Achilles tendon, which is almost double the size of an average adult male’s. “I have never seen an Achilles like his,” the Bucks director of performance Troy Flanagan told ESPN in 2016.
The Draft slot where Giannis was selected in the 2013 NBA Draft. He was 18 years old when he was selected by Milwaukee.
The amount of triple-doubles Giannis has tallied during his NBA career. It’s the most career triple-doubles in Bucks franchise history, ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (eight).
Letters in the name Giannis Antetokounmpo. If you still need to learn, here’s how his name is pronounced — YAHN-iss ah-dedo-KOON-bo
The amount of starts Giannis received in his rookie season. The Bucks ended 2013-14 with a league-low 15 wins.
Giannis’ age when he won his first Kia MVP award. He’s the third youngest player over the past 40 seasons to win MVP behind Derrick Rose and LeBron James.
Giannis joined Wilt Chamberlain in Feb. 2020 as the only players in NBA history to tally at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in five straight games.
Giannis’ average minutes played during the 2019-20 season. It was his lowest average since his rookie season when he averaged 24.6 minutes. And it’s the fewest minutes per game by an MVP in NBA history, surpassing Stephen Curry’s mark of 32.7 during the 2014-15 season.
His jersey number, which he chose to pay tribute to his parents. The numbers correspond to the birth years of his mother and father.
Giannis’ career-high for points scored in a game. The performance came in a loss against the Sixers on March 17, 2019.
The amount of first-place votes Giannis received for the 2019-20 Kia MVP award. James Harden finished second with 23 first-place votes
The amount of points Giannis scored during the first six games of the 2019-20 season. He’s the first player in NBA history to tally more than 150 points, 80 rebounds and 40 assists during the first six games of a season.
Giannis reached this career-points milestone in January 2020. He joined LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Bob McAdoo, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to score over 10,000 points and win NBA MVP before the age of 25.