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13 Times Giannis Antetokounmpo Shook The World

The Milwaukee Bucks Star Is Dunking On EVERYONE.

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The NBA is long known for high-flying action, with superstars dunking in every conceivable way possible. But it's been a while since a young superstar has altered the airspace of NBA arenas as much as Giannis Antetokounmpo. Yeah, that's his name, btw. More on that later.

Where did he come from?


Drafted in the 1st round of the 2013 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, Greek national, Giannis Antetokounmpo has matured into a full-blown NBA superstar. The 6 ft 11 forward with a 73" wing span (he's still growing...) is averaging 23.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game, something only Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen have done before.

But first things first: The name. How in the world do you pronounce it?

Barack Obama Tried...

Barack Obama tries to pronounce Giannis Antetokounmpo

His fans tried...

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Let the man pronounce it himself.

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1. Double-clutch In Mid-air Because Why Not?

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Imagine giving up on an amazing dunk in mid-air, only to follow it with something even more ferocious. Take your time. Take a week.

2. Over A Monster!

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OK, that was Elmur Fudd dunking over a monster in Space Jam. But it's honestly more believable than the next dunk on this list.

3. Dunking from the free throw line -- in an actual game.

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This is something you do in a controlled environment, like a dunk contest, NOT -- I repeat -- NOT in real life. Why? Because it's impossible, or at least I thought it was...

4. Steph Curry laying down to avoid the BOOM

#StephenCurry making sure he doesn't end up on a #Giannis poster 😂 #NBAAllstar

Steph Curry is a VERY smart man. There's no shame in taking cover before a massive explosion is about to go off.

5. Steph Curry Feels The BOOM!

That time Steph Curry thought he had avoided the @Giannis_An34 poster...he was wrong!! #Giannis

Never mind.

6. Windmills Are Good For The Environment!

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You can deny climate change all you want, but you can't deny this majestic windmill that could surely charge several cities with one slam of a basketball.

7. Childlike Laughter Inducing Dunk?!

Giannis Antetokounmpo with the monster jam!

Perhaps my personal favorite. Not only does Giannis reach back to ungodly places before throwing down the slam, but the childlike giggle from the announcer will cause you to replay this clip for at least two hours.

8. It All Happened So Quickly!

You gotta feel for Chris Paul of the Clippers on this one. I feel like he's still standing with his arms to the side wondering what happened.

9. Poster Time

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You have to figure Domantas Sabonis of the Oklahoma City Thunder always wanted to be on a NBA poster. Wish granted! He's hanging in the bedroom of a young fan in Milwaukee due to this thunderous (salt in the pun-wound) slam from Giannis.

10. Giannis Giveth, Giannis Taketh Away!

Giannis Antetokounmpo with the nasty block!

When you're the king of rim rocking, you have to protect your throne. Dunking is coming...

11. Parting The Red Sea!

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The Greek Freak is a fantastic nickname. But I might start calling him Moses because he just parted a sea of red jerseys.

12. Fake Out Past Russell Westbrook!

Floor view of Giannis Antetokounmpo's eurostep & slam is 🔥 🔥 🔥

It's something special when you make the odds on favorite for MVP look ridiculous.


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