Giannis Antetokounmpo, otherwise known as the “Greek Freak,” was dominant in the Milwaukee Bucks 116-109 win against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Antetokounmpo had 27 points and a career-high 21 rebounds in the match. Considering the game was against reigning MVP James Harden, the “Greek Freak” is already being the subject of MVP talk of his own. Although he was quick to dismiss it, according to ESPN.
“All I care about is winning, to be honest with you,” Antetokounmpo explained. “I know by winning — doing whatever it takes out there, helping your teammates and just leaving it everything on the floor — everything will take care of itself.”
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Antetokounmpo continued by explaining how he’s not quite sure he can be considered one of the best players in the league just yet.
“To be honest with you, all I care about right now is getting better, helping my team win. And [becoming the league’s best player is] going to take care of itself. I know that one day it might happen. I don’t know if I’m there yet, but I’m going to do whatever it takes to get there, because that’s what I want to be.”
The Milwaukee Bucks are first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-11 and will take on the Washington Wizards on Friday night.