VIDEO: Cody Zeller posterized Giannis Antetokounmpo so hard he’s now the MVP
If somebody told you that Giannis Antetokounmpo and Cody Zeller were both caught in the same poster, you would probably think Zeller would be on the wrong end of that deal. The exact opposite happened on Saturday midway through the fourth quarter between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets.
As you can see below, Zeller just delivered a filthy dunk over the head of The Greek Freak that absolutely blew the minds of the Hornets broadcasting crew.
CODY ZELLER POSTER ON GIANNIS. 😤😤 pic.twitter.com/aDCMErmA9k
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Did anybody even know Zeller was capable of this? Whenever someone posterizes the reigning back-to-back MVP like Zeller just did, he automatically deserves to win the award outright
Kidding aside, this is just what happens when a player like Antetokounmpo doesn’t shy away from contact and takes the challenge of contesting dunks at the rim. Unfortunately for the 26-year old superstar, he will certainly see this for the rest of the night should he check SportsCenter later on.
Zeller and the Hornets also got the last laugh. He played a pretty solid game to help the Hornets get a 126-114 upset victory over the Bucks. That ferocious finish over the MVP was just two of his seven points on the evening. Nonetheless, he did grab 15 rebounds and dish out seven assists in 34 minutes.
Zeller’s dunk also must have energized the Hornets down the stretch as they closed the game on a 16-4 run after the highlight play.
As for Antetokounmpo, his 34-point, 18-rebound effort was not enough to give Milwaukee the away win. The Bucks have lost their 7th game this season and now sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference standings.