Giannis Antetokounmpo made his Christmas Day debut in 2018, six seasons into his career.
As if playing on Christmas isn’t special enough, Giannis made his debut at Madison Square Garden, widely considered the ‘Mecca of Basketball’.
When Antetokounmpo suits up to take on the Celtics this Christmas, it will be the fourth consecutive year that he and the Bucks take the floor on the holiday.
Here is everything you need to know about Giannis Antetokounmpo on Christmas.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s stats on Christmas Day
Through his three games on Christmas Day, the Greek Freak has posted averages of 21.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks on 40.3 percent shooting from the field and 53.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The Bucks have posted a record of two wins and one loss and Antetokounmpo has recorded a double-double in each of the three games
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s records on Christmas Day
Three games won’t take you too high up on the all-time leaderboard of various stat categories for games played on Christmas Day.
Against the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019, Antetokounmpo fell just three assists shy of joining an elite club of players to have recorded a triple-double on Christmas.
One unenviable record that he does own is the record for the most 3-point attempts (12) without a single made 3-pointer.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s best games on Christmas Day
Three games is a small sample size to choose from but of the options, Antetokounmpo’s debut is by far his best game on the holiday.
Stuffing the stat sheet with 30 points, 14 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks on 13 of 21 shooting from the field, Giannis led the Bucks to a comfortable 109-95 victory over the Knicks.
The game was a close contest early on, with all of the four lead changes and three ties coming in the first quarter, but the Bucks took control of the game in the third quarter when they outscored the Knicks 36-22.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s career highs on Christmas Day
Points: 30 (at Knicks, 2018)
Rebounds: 14 (twice)
Assists: 7 (at 76ers, 2019)
Steals: 4 (at Knicks, 2018)
Blocks: 2 (at Knicks, 2018)
Field goals made: 13 (at Knicks, 2018)
3-pointers made: 0
Free throws made: 7 (vs. Warriors, 2020)
Turnovers: 3 (at 76ers, 2019)