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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo says he’s ‘going to punch’ Knicks forward Mario Hezonja

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New York Knicks forward Mario Hezonja threw down a monster slam in transition that sent Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo on his backside. Hezonja then proceeded to step over the Greek Freak, rubbing salt to Antetokounmpo’s already wounded feelings.

After the game, reporters asked Giannis Antetokounmpo how he felt about Mario Hezonja’s dunk and step over, and boy, he was not happy.

“Oh yeah, I’m gonna punch him in his nut next time.” Antetokounmpo told reporters.

Superman versus Super Mario? Are we getting a crossover we never would have even imagined happening? But then again, it probably would be a squash match if those two eventually face off. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a genetic freak and was recently anointed as the NBA’s Superman by Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.

That dunk-and-stare proved to be Mario Hezonja’s only points on the night, as he rounded out his line with two rebounds and two assists in just 12 minutes of action. Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, led the Bucks with a monster all-around gem, notching 33 points, 19 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks.

However, in addition to Antetokounmpo’s woes, Hezonja and the Knicks still got the last laugh as they were able to pull off the 136-134 overtime upset over the heavily-favored Bucks at Madison Square Garden.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was not in a good mood after the game, and for sure, he will not let this incident slide without exacting revenge on the brash Knicks forward. Mario Hezonja might want to think twice before he considers getting near the Greek Freak the next time these two teams square off.

Nonetheless, this current beef between the NBA’s new Superman and the Croatian Super Mario only adds much more intrigue to the Knicks-Bucks marquee showdown on Christmas Day.