With a 35 point performance on 16-of-16 shooting, Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the NBA All-Star Game MVP. He achieved that stat line in just over 19 minutes played.
Included in that stat line was not one, not two, but three 3-pointers, including a few of which that showed that the bank was late on Sunday in Atlanta:
You knew it was going to be a good night for Giannis when Liam was involved in his warm-up:
Giannis Antetokounmpo with a little All-Star Game warmup pic.twitter.com/Yp9gHtG3NA— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) March 8, 2021
This is a fantastic addition to Giannis’ list of accolades. At 26 years old, he has now achieved:
1x All-Star MVP
Giannis is the first player in NBA history to shoot 100% on 10+ attempts in the All-Star game.— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 8, 2021
3-3 3P pic.twitter.com/8EhRLTDiJH
He also joined some quite exclusive company:
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the @Bucks joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to go 16-for-16 or better from the field in any game (regular season, postseason or All-Star).— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) March 8, 2021
Wilt accomplished the feat twice in the regular season in 1966-67 (18-for-18 & 16-for-16).
Just a masterful performance all-around on the evening for the Greek Freak.
And finally, this is how Giannis ended his postgame presser:
Giannis ends his presser by holding up his All-Star Game MVP trophy and exclaims, "Milwaukee, this is for you!"— Gabe Stoltz (@Stoltzy3) March 8, 2021