Last night, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s older brother Thanasis made his debut for the New York Knicks. He scored on his only shot, as the Knicks blew out the Suns at home. Thanasis has spent the year on New York’s D-League team, before getting signed to a 10-day deal on Thursday to fill out an empty Knicks roster spot in…
In our NBA season preview post, published, uh, a couple hours after the NBA season began back in October, I wrote the following about the Milwaukee Bucks:
The above play isn’t the most remarkable moment from last night’s game between the Cavaliers and Bucks, but it’s one that says a lot about Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s continued growth as a player.
It looks like the Greek Freak’s season has come to an unfortunate end.
In one corner, we have Giannis Antetokounmpo dusting Quincy Pondexter on his way to a two-handed slam.
Hey, Reggie Evans! Want to feel old? Just ask Giannis Antetokounmpo how old he is!
It's no secret we're big fans of Giannis Antetokounmpo in these parts. Here's an example why, set tonight against the Trail Blazers. The rim's family requests no flowers.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar perfected the hook shot and made it unstoppable, releasing it so far from the basket and so high into the air that it was coined the skyhook. Or so we thought, until Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off the next phase of its evolution against the Suns tonight: the skydunk. Think about it, it's perfect.…
Last night Giannis Antetokounmpo pulled off the move that is quickly becoming his signature, gathering his dribble behind the three-point line, taking two steps, and laying the ball in. That is at least 22 feet covered in just two steps, with Antetokounmpo using his incredibly long limbs to make plays that are…
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been having a quiet but solid year as the Bucks' 6-foot-11 guard-forward hybrid. He's averaging 12 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes per game—good numbers that any 19-year-old in just his second NBA season would be proud of—but what's more impressive is how quickly Antetokounmpo's game is…
Yesterday, Deadspin's favorite rookie took in an indoor soccer match. As part of the halftime festivities, he showed off his juggling and passing skills, needing only three tries to send the ball through a tiny slot from the halfway line to win a scooter. Is there anything he can't do?
Giannis Antetokounmpo only got credit for one block on this play, but a hometown scorer would have probably given him two. He barely got a finger on the first ball, but it's safe to assume that the Greek Freak's footsteps and flying limbs had something to do with Tony Wroten biffing it.
Unless you are a big Milwaukee Bucks fan or a basketball nerd who lives on the internet, it's very likely that you have not yet been properly introduced to Giannis Antetokounmpo. It's time for that to change, because he is the most exciting rookie in the NBA.