You know how the final play in Space Jam is 100 percent impossible for, like, a billion different reasons? Well, apparently, no one told Giannis Antetokounmpo, because he tried his hardest to replicate that play on Saturday night.
The Greek Freak got the ball at half court during Milwaukee’s game against Indiana. From there, he decided that he only needed to dribble one time before he attempted a dunk. While he usually covers a ton of ground on similar plays, this was still a reminder that Antetokounmpo’s length makes him an absolute nightmare to defend.
Antetokounmpo has been fantastic all year. Outside of LeBron James, Joel Embiid, and Russell Westbrook, he’s probably been the most entertaining player to watch on a nightly basis. But even for the high standard that Antetokounmpo has set, this play is completely ridiculous. If most humans dribbled once from midcourt and took two steps, they’d end up somewhere behind the three point line.
Instead, Antetokounmpo picked up his dribble and took two steps. For him, this means he’s able to extend for a jam. With Jabari Parker being out for the remainder of the season, Antetokounmpo is going to have to do some serious work to help the Bucks make the postseason, even with Khris Middleton back from an injury. If he keeps doing things that look like they belong in Looney Tune Land, he’ll certainly hold up his end of the bargain.