The Greek Freak reached peak dunking prowess Monday night.
In a 108-101 win over the lowly Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo provided a highlight with an off-the-backboard alleyoop slam in transition.
Khris Middleton delivered the toss off the glass, and Antetokounmpo took care of the rest, his lanky frame hanging from the rim as though he was attempting to bring it back down to earth.
Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Giannis Antetokounmpo flies in for a dunk agains the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
It was Kobe Bryant’s final time playing in Milwaukee, but the young, athletic forward from Greece captured the spotlight with little care for retirement tours or sentimental farewells.
Antetokounmpo tore up the stat sheet with a 27 point, 12 rebound, 10 assist triple double, proving that fresh faces are poised to take over the league after Bryant’s departure.
“Giannis, we all trust Giannis,” Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said. “He is a playmaker, as much as a scorer, as much as rebounder. He has vision.”
The Greek Freak almost brought the rim down with him.
The 21-year-old displayed all those facets of his game in Monday’s victory. He also benefited from being unleashed in the second half when Kidd decided to give the forward more ball handling responsibilities. That allowed Antetokounmpo to get out in transition, as he did on this ferocious dunk.
“We’re trying to get the ball to (Antetokounmpo) as quick as possible and having everybody else run,” Kidd said.
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