Milwaukee Bucks superstar Khris Middleton saved the day once again for his team as the Bucks survive Game 5 without their two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Middleton was deep in his bag against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday and dropped an all-around game with 26 points, 13 boards, and eight dimes to mount a crucial 3-2 lead over the Hawks.
One guy who’s been adamant in saying that Middleton deserves the be in the spotlight over Giannis is former NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins. The ever-so-vocal former superstar has been campaigning that it’s actually Khris Middleton who deserves to be called Batman while Giannis is just his sidekick aka Robin.
With Giannis sitting out Game 5, it was a perfect opportunity for Middleton to show out and prove to everyone why he deserves to be called Milwaukee’s own Caped Crusader. And, according to Perk, he did.
“Khris Middleton probably played his most complete game of this postseason,” Perkins tweeted. “He finished with a casual 26-13-8 and shot 50% from the field…seem like Batman type numbers to me.”
Khris Middleton probably played his most complete game of this postseason! Almost messed around and got a triple double. He finished with a casual 26-13-8 and shot 50% from the field…seem like Batman type numbers to me. Carry the hell on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) July 2, 2021
I think a majority of us will be in agreement that Giannis is the cornerstone of the Bucks franchise. He’s not a two-time MVP for no reason. But, that shouldn’t take anything away from two-time All-Star Khris Middleton.
What Perk is saying is right, Middleton has been putting up heroic numbers for the Bucks and he indeed deserves all the accolades – especially with Giannis being out indefinitely. That being said, there’s definitely room for more than one superhero in Milwaukee and clearly, that’s the case in Cream City.
Middleton being Batman shouldn’t immediately equate to Giannis being Robin, right? Can’t Giannis be Superman?