As the current NBA season approaches the mid-way point I have seen some good, bad, and ugly aspects in the league. Let’s take a look at what has stood out to me so far in this NBA season
The Good: Giannis and the Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo. Nobody knew Giannis would turn into the Greek Freak the way he has this NBA season. From a skinny kid who came into the league from Greece in 2013 to a seasoned NBA player who can’t really be stopped, he is the single reason why the Milwaukee Bucks have the best record in the NBA right now.
Last season he gave us a little taste of what was to come this season by leading the Bucks into the playoffs. Giannis and the Bucks came within one game of beating the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. It’s also quite obvious that the Greek Freak has spent time in the weight room. The bulk that this guy has put on is paying dividends this season.
Giannis can get to the rim without any issue and with his 7-foot-3 wingspan he takes a step to get to the basket. The rim rattling dunks, blocks, and the ability to make NBA fans stand up when he is on the break anticipating what’s coming has increased his visibility in the league. He’s on a NBA MVP tear so far and barring injury he’ll be in that conversation all season long.