Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo Earns His Nickname by Posterizing Two Phoenix Suns Player (Video)
The Milwaukee Bucks currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference at 18-18. Objectively speaking, that’s not great. But relatively speaking, considering they finished in last place last year with a record of 15-67, that is great.
The reason for the turnaround? Well, I guess it could be head coach Jason Kidd, who was traded to the Bucks in the offseason. And if you’re a superstitious person, you might think Mallory Edens, daughter of Bucks owner Wesley Edens, is some sort of good luck charm. However, I’d be more inclined to give the credit to the Bucks’ influx of premium young talent—especially Giannis Antetokounmpo, a.k.a. the Greek Freak.
In his second full NBA season, this 6’11” shooting guard has increased his production in every relevant statistical category by at least 40%. He’s gone from 6.8 PPG to 12.1, from 4.4 rebounds to 6.6, from a .414 FG% to a .501, and from 1.9 assists to 2.1. And he’s just 20 years old.
Still, the numbers don’t quite tell the whole Giannis Antetokounmpo story. To understand why some scouts think he’s going to be an NBA superstar, you need to watch him, say, pass up on an open three-pointer and instead drive to the hoop and posterize two guys with his 7’3″ wingspan. Like this:
Did I mention this kid is just 20 years old? Good. Lord.