Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is having one of the best seasons of his career.
That is saying a lot considering he is already a two-time MVP and NBA champion.
The fact that Antetokounmpo is doing better than ever in many ways shows how dedicated he is to the game and his team.
When you look back on how he looked ten years ago, you can see how much he has grown and how much of his life is devoted to on-court success.
A photo tweeted by the NBA on ESPN shows that.
In his 2013 rookie season, Antetokounmpo was much smaller, a skinny kid who was just 19 years old.
Today, he is fit, filled out, physically intimidating, and much bigger.
What a transformation 😳 pic.twitter.com/qEyu4C67z9
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 6, 2023
In his first year, Antetokounmpo averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists a game.
Today, he is putting up 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists.
His game and abilities have improved in just about every way possible.
Within a decade, he has become one of the most celebrated and admired basketball players alive.
He has also become a clear leader for his team and is ready to lead them back to the top of the NBA with another Finals appearance.
The Bucks won the Finals just two years ago and have been eager to return.
They didn’t have the chance last year, as they were taken down by the red-hot Boston Celtics.
This year, they have looked and played as a much more determined and competitive crew, all led by the fiery drive of Antetokounmpo.
It’s not only his body that has gotten stronger and more fierce, his mind has too.