Devin Booker drops harsh truth with three-word description of Giannis Antetokounmpo
It’s the proverbial calm before the storm for the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo and company are just a win away from capturing the NBA title for the first time in 50 years.
To put it simply, the Suns are in trouble. They’re in a do-or-die situation on the road, with momentum wrapped around the Bucks. It doesn’t help as well that Giannis has been playing incredibly in his first NBA Finals, repeatedly saving the Bucks from the pangs of defeat with his out-of-this-world athleticism and sheer desire.
Even Suns star Devin Booker couldn’t help but marvel at Giannis, giving a three-word compliment to the two-time MVP (via Heavy).
“He’s a freak of nature.”
Booker, who committed the costly turnover in the dying seconds of Game 5, which led to a Giannis alley-oop and-1 slam, added they simply can’t allow the Greek Freak to assert his dominance on both ends, especially on the boards.
“He’s a different-sized dude. So he, even if he’s boxing out, getting a hand on it is tough. So, you just have to put a body on him.”
Giannis also had a key offensive rebound in the waning moments of Game 5, tipping his missed free throw to Khris Middleton, giving the Bucks another chance of sealing the game, which they did.
Devin Booker and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been extra special in the NBA Finals, both already scoring 40 points twice. But for the Suns, they can’t just trade buckets with the Bucks, especially with a hostile crowd looming in Game 6 on Tuesday.