VIDEO: Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffs Clippers center Ivica Zubac with nasty rejection
In case you missed it, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo bagged last year’s Defensive Player of the Year award (as well as his second consecutive MVP title). In Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, Giannis reminded L.A. big man Ivica Zubac exactly why he is considered as one of, if not the best defender in the entire NBA.
Zubac went hard to the rim on a dunk attempt, and Giannis decided to meet him up top. You all know what happens next (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):
WHAT A BLOCK BY GIANNIS 😱🚫pic.twitter.com/a72IRQWxzO
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 28, 2021
Antetokounmpo absolutely erased Zubac’s dunk attempt, which to his credit, would have been a highlight play for the Clippers center had it not been for Giannis’ intervention. It was the right play for Zubac as he went in strong with both hands. Unfortunately for him, Antetokounmpo timed his jump to perfection.
Man, look at how cleanly Giannis got that ball there. Absolutely no doubt as to whether or not there was a foul on that play. All ball, all day.
Giannis was feeling great on Sunday and it wasn’t just on the defensive end that the Bucks star was showcasing his talents. Moments earlier, Antetokounmpo embarrassed Serge Ibaka twice in the span of a minute. Needless to say, L.A.’s big men weren’t having such a good night against Giannis.