Video: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo punishes Mike Muscala at the rim
Giannis Antetokounmpo seems to be a fun-loving guy. But don’t let that fool you into standing between the rim and the Milwaukee Bucks power forward when he’s gaining momentum. Unfortunately, Los Angeles Lakers center Mike Muscala had to learn it the hard way.
Near the opening moments of the fourth quarter, Antetokounmpo decided to ditch being flashy and simply steamroll past his defender. It did not end well for Muscala.
GIANNIS IS A BEAST 💪 pic.twitter.com/DRLmO7fLoB
— ESPN (@espn) March 2, 2019
Antetokounmpo is perhaps the most unstoppable player in the league when near the basket. Such dominance is even reminiscent of the glory days of one legendary behemoth who goes by the name Shaquille O’Neal.
They may play different positions, but both are walking mismatches and defenders are left with two options in their coverage of O’Neal and Antetokounmpo: foul them hard or pray that they miss.
The Greek Freak is among the favorites to win the Most Valuable Player award this season after steering the Bucks to a league-best record. They’ve held the top overall seed since the early goings of the campaign and they’ve never looked back.
The Bucks took care of business at Staples Center by beating the Lakers, 131-120. Antetokounmpo had a subpar game, by his standards, finishing with 16 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, and three blocks.
As for Muscala, the only stats related to him that everyone will be counting are the Twitter impressions of his viral clip being owned by Antetokounmpo.