Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo shows off insane skills with tough shot vs. Grizzlies
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a pretty good basketball player. The Milwaukee Bucks superstar showcased his full array of skills in one particular play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night, and let’s just say it serves as hard evidence as two why Giannis is considered as one of the best—if not the best—players in the game today.
A trio of Memphis defenders proved no match to the reigning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year as Antetokounmpo willed his way to the rim on this particular highlight play (h/t Dime on Twitter):
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Giannis took a lot of contact mid-air, but, somehow, he was still able to make the adjustment to score the deuce. This was no highlight-reel dunk, but the degree of difficulty in this shot makes it undeniably impressive. As the commentator noted in the clip, not many in the NBA possess as much upper body strength and control as Giannis does.
The Bucks superstar has likely caught wind of the news that LeBron James just picked him as the first overall pick in the recently-concluded All-Star Draft. Giannis and LeBron will be playing on the same side some Saturday’s All-Star Game, which in itself, is enough to make any NBA fan giddy in excitement.
After a rather slow start to the season, Antetokounmpo has willed the Bucks’ return to the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference. As of this writing, Milwaukee finds itself in a dogfight with the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets for the conference’s top spot.