When Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo is asked before a recent home game in Milwaukee if he is trying to create highlight plays when he goes out onto the court, he smiles. “That’s my game,” he said. “That’s my game. I’m not trying to do highlights. I just play, and whatever happens, you know?” Whatever happens when Antetokounmpo steps onto the floor is people’s eyes are immediately drawn to him. The 6-foot-10 forward from Greece, who turned 19 last week, is all arms and legs and full of boundless athletic potential. A quick YouTube search will pull up all kinds of impressive plays he has pulled off in his first few weeks as an NBA player. Perhaps the best example is from the Bucks’ 92-85 win over the Celtics in Milwaukee on Nov. 30. Antetokounmpo sprinted downcourt to block a Jordan Crawford layup at one end, then sprinted back to the other end, caught a pass and threw down a huge slam, sending the Bradley Center crowd into hysterics.
‘Greek Freak’ is the Bucks’ highlight-a-minute rookie
New York Post | Dec 18