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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates All-Star selection by hitting the junebug challenge

Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, All-Star

As expected, it was announced Thursday that Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to be a starter for the East in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. The reigning MVP and Defensive Player of the year celebrated his most recent milestone in style — by hitting the junebug challenge.

Here’s a look at Giannis busting out the moves prior to the Thursday night tilt for the Bucks against the Toronto Raptors:

Giannis was certainly feeling it. He loved the dance moves so much that he decided to hit it (at least) three times. It also looked like he had already been through a bit of practice, too. Needless to say, this is one social media challenge the Bucks superstar has grown really, really fond of.

As you can see on the clip above, one of the first players to congratulate Giannis was none other than Bucks teammate Khris Middleton.

It is worth noting that Middleton, who himself is coming off back-to-back seasons as an All-Star with the Bucks, was not part of the Top 10 vote-getters in the recent announcement.

The 29-year-old is in the midst of another outstanding campaign for the Bucks, but at this point, it remains to be seen if he’ll be joining Giannis for the All-Star festivities.

Earlier on Thursday, the NBA All-Star Game starters were announced, including the Bucks’ superstar as part of a dynamic roster which will show up in Atlanta for an early-March basketball festival:

In the East, reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid ran away with the other two frontcourt spots. The NBA’s leading scorer, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, headlines the backcourt. He will be joined by Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving.

The Bucks have struggled in recent weeks, but they know that as long as they figure things out in the playoffs, they — and Giannis — will look back fondly on this season. That would merit even more dancing.