Last week Giannis Antetokounmpo surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most points scored in Milwaukee Bucks history. Ironically, the career 29 percent three-point shooter did so by nailing a long bomb from beyond the arc.
After the game, Antetokounmpo made it a point to highlight how he broke the record.
“It’s good because I’m changing the narrative,” Antetokounmpo said. “You know, I don’t want to be the guy only that dunks and runs. I can make a three.”
For obvious reasons, Antetokounmpo’s statement was interpreted as a shot at Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden.
You will recall, Harden once famously had this to say about Antetokounmpo:
“I wish I could be 7-feet, run and just dunk. That takes no skill at all,” Harden said of the Bucks star. “I gotta actually learn how to play basketball and how to have skill. I’ll take that any day.”
This isn’t the first time Antetokounmpo has addressed his beef with Harden. That said, ever since winning an NBA championship, he has taken a much more light-hearted perspective on it.
Honest stuff from Paige. https://t.co/60qpv01E5r
— Game 7 (@game7__) April 2, 2022
Clearly Antetokounmpo doesn’t feel any type of negative way about Harden anymore, what with having surpassed him in every possible category.
Now that Antetokounmpo has taken down Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring mark and won a championship, what major achievement will he record next?
Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.