We really didn’t need more evidence to justify Giannis Antetokounmpo’s “Greek Freak” moniker, but then the Milwaukee Bucks star went out and ruined the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series, and we’re still picking our jaws up off the floor. Antetokounmpo went for 28 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and one block in the Bucks’ surprising domination of the Raptors in Toronto, dunking over anyone who dared attempt to impede his progress to the rim, and hitting an array of jumpers to boot.
But it’s what Antetokounmpo did on the way down from one of his dunks that still has us buzzing two days later. A screenshot taken in the midst of a dunk over Serge Ibaka shows the Greek Freak grabbing the rim with his right hand . . . while his right foot is still touching the ground.
Antetokounmpo sports a wingspan of 7-foot-3, which is an absurd 4 inches longer than his actual height of 6-11. But to actually see someone touch the rim while still grounded is absolutely surreal, and yet another example of why Antetokounmpo is not actually from this world.