Despite another 40-point performance in the Bucks’ Game 3 triumph against Chris Paul and the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo insists, “I am not Michael Jordan.”
When Reminded of an NBA Finals Record that Michael Jordan Still Holds, Giannis Antetokounmpo Insists Over and Over that he is not Michael Jordan.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is determined to make history during his debut appearance in the NBA Finals. Giannis has put himself in the conversation with greats like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Shaquille O’Neal despite the Milwaukee Bucks being down 2-1 in the series.
Giannis scored 42 points in Game 2 but the Bucks lost to Devin Booker and the Suns. His 20 third-quarter points were the most scored in a Finals game in any quarter since Michael Jordan’s 22 against the Charles Barkley-led Phoenix Suns in 1993.
Over the course of three NBA Finals games, the so-called “Greek Freak” has averaged 34.3 points, 14.1 rebounds, and 62.5% shooting from the field.
In spite of being compared to Robin, Giannis Antetokounmpo has made it his mission to prove that he is, in fact, the Batman of the name. As a result of his spectacular performance, he has been compared to a certain Chicago Bulls legend.
During the Bucks’ Game 3 Victory, Giannis Antetokounmpo Brushed off any Comparisons to Michael Jordan.
In Game 3, Giannis did something that only six other NBA players have ever done. Only six players in NBA Finals history—LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, John Havilcek, Jerry West, and Magic Johnson—have recorded 40-point, 10-rebound, 5-assist performances.
While being reminded that Michael Jordan scored 40 points in four consecutive NBA Finals games in 1993 against the Phoenix Suns, Giannis was quick to debunk the comparison by emphatically stating that he was not Michael Jordan.
To be fair, no one has ever been or ever will be able to match Michael Jordan. But if Giannis keeps up this scoring pace, he won’t stop any time soon. The Bucks will also be hosting Game 4, so Chris Paul and company had best try to take a 3-1 series lead.