Giannis Antetokounmpo Passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar As Bucks’ All-Time Leading Scorer

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 44 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists in a win 120-119 win over the Nets to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The monumental moment came on a three-pointer to force overtime. The Greek Freak then knocked down a pair of game-winning free throws to clinch the defending champs playoff spot.

Although there was plenty to celebrate after the overtime victory, Antetokounmpo kept it a bean and said that the jobs not finished.

“When I’m done, we can talk about it, but now there’s no time,” Antetokoumpo said, per, “There’s things that have to be done.”

The two-time MVP came into the game 39 points behind Abdul-Jabbar, who scored 14,211 points in his six-tenure with the Bucks, winning a title in 1971, won three MVPs, and was selected to five All-Star games, four All-Defensive teams, and five All-NBA selections before he left to play for the Lakers during the 1975-1976 campaign.

Antetokounmpo has now scored 14,216 points as a Bucks and is the franchise leader in not only points but also blocks and triple-doubles. He’s also second in franchise history for field goals made, free throws made, seventh in made triples, second in rebounds and assists, and fifth in steals.

The 27-year-old has won back-to-back MVPs, a Finals MVP and title in 2021, a five-time All-NBA selection, six-time All-Star, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, and was named to the NBA 75th anniversary team. The 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft accomplished that in 652 games.

Antetokounmpo has averaged 29.9 points, 11.6 boards, 5.8 dimes, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game on 55.2 percent shooting from the field for the second-place Bucks (48-28).