The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is shaping up to be an early favorite for this season's MVP award after last night's performance against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Greek Freak finished with a career-high 44 points in the 113-110 win at home, also chipping in with 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and some clutch defensive stops in the final 2 minutes, including blocking Jursuf Nurkic on the game-winning attempt.
Giannis almost single-handedly won the game for the Bucks based on sheer perseverance, and the story of the game only gets better after the final buzzer.
Antetokounmpo dedicated his MVP-like performance to his late father after the game.
Giannis also made sure that no one touched the game ball while he was in the showers, telling the media to keep an eye on it.
The ball reads "This is for daddy, we got a win and I got 44 points"
The forward's father died in late September this year after a sudden and unexpected heart attack. He was 54.
The gesture isn't unusual for someone of Giannis' stature, as Giannis is one of the most humble stars in the league, crediting that to the way he was raised and the tough living conditions he went through back in Greece.
Giannis is deserving of all the fame he's bound to receive this year from his insane play on the court, and may result in an MVP award in June if the Bucks can win enough games.