Giannis Antetokounmpo demonstrates grip strength, fundamentals of Euro-step to vloggers
You aren’t Giannis Antetokounmpo.
You’re nowhere near seven-feet tall, and your arms aren’t so long that yours hands hang to your knees. You haven’t been tirelessly honing your body over the past several years, emerging as one of the strongest overall players in the NBA in your mid-20s. You don’t handle the ball like a guard, dunk with the power of prime Dwight Howard, or need an incredible four measly dribbles to go from one end of the floor to the other and finish. You didn’t just lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their most successful season in decades, and you certainly didn’t just win league MVP.
Oh yeah. You can’t Eurostep like Antetokounmpo, either, and you definitely can’t knock the ball out of his hands. You know all that already. Multiple YouTube personalities learned they aren’t Antetokounmpo the hard way recently, though, when the Bucks superstar invited them to learn the finer points of Euro-stepping and test his grip strength.
Giannis explains the fundamentals of his Eurostep 📋
— ESPN (@espn) July 27, 2019
Looks about right.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, of course, put together one of the rarest statistical individual seasons in league history en route to becoming the youngest MVP since Derrick Rose in 2011.
He averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting a career-high 57.8 percent in 2018-19. That historic level of production and efficiency helped propel the Bucks to new heights, too, as Milwaukee had the league’s best win-loss record and net rating during the regular season. The Bucks’ season was ended prematurely in the Eastern Conference Finals, though, after Kawhi Leonard switched onto Antetokounmpo mid-series, leading to four consecutive wins by the Toronto Raptors.