Bucks video: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores once-in-a-lifetime bucket
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one of the league’s most exciting players from the day he stepped on the basketball court.
Endowed with great athleticism, the length that rivals the body type of Kevin Durant, and basketball skill allows him to pull off moves on the court the average player can only wish they were able to.
The 6-10 forward earned his nickname “Greek Freak” because of his long strides, freakish athleticism, and unfair size advantage, which makes him a mismatch on most nights.
Antetokounmpo, coming fresh off of an ankle injury just a night before, showed no lingering effects Friday night when the Milwaukee Bucks faced off against the New York Knicks where he once again showed off his prowess on the court.
In one instance during the second quarter, Antetokounmpo drove to the basket into three defenders, got fouled and thew up a shot for a chance for continuation.
The ball bounced above the backboard and hit the shot clock, which automatically made it out of bounds and couldn’t count. That didn’t stop Antetokounmpo and other Bucks players from watching and trying to will the ball into the hoop. After hitting the shot block, the ball bounced back to the top of the backboard before continuing to bounce back towards the rim before softly swishing the net to the delight of Bucks fans and players alike.
It certainly was an entertaining sequence even if it was waived off, but it’s also a perfect explanation of why he has the nickname, Greek Freak.
The Bucks ended up defeating the Knicks on Antetokounmpo’s game winning layup with under two seconds remaining.