But while The Incredible Hulk is cool, a more appropriate comparison for Giannis might be LeBron James, especially after he made a crucial block against Deandre Ayton with only a little over a minute to go in the fourth quarter.
Other NBA stars went bonkers on Twitter after the massive rejection. But The Greek Freak's teammate Pat Connaughton went even further, laying claim that it was the greatest block in NBA history. Life tip: Look at Khris Middleton's reaction (via NBA on ESPN).
"It's, in my opinion, the best block of all time."
—Pat Connaughton on Giannis' block on Deandre Ayton pic.twitter.com/dridZ2Ne8J
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 15, 2021
Giannis' huge denial on Ayton prevented the Suns from tying the game at 101. Devin Booker made a pinpoint lob to Ayton but Giannis recovered in time to say, um, how do you say NO in Greece?
But of course, while it was an epic block, it could be argued that LeBron's chase-down rejection of Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals was better. The moment was bigger, the play was more difficult, and of course, the title was on the line. Also, there are literally hundreds of other amazing blocks in NBA history.
For what it's worth, Giannis Antetokounmpo has always admired LeBron James, so just being mentioned alongside him will always be an honor.