On the final day of All-Star Game voting, as the Bucks push for him to be named captain of the Eastern Conference team, Giannis Antetokounmpo added another highlight-reel play to his viral resume in Milwaukee's 104-95 win over the Wizards in Washington.¬†
Amid a standout MLK Day performance, when he recorded his first-ever 20-20 game, with 27 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, Antetokounmpo once again blew up social media, this time midway through the fourth quarter with a very unconventional pass.
After a Wizards missed shot, Antetokounmpo picked up the loose ball and, facing his own basket, hiked it, football-style, down the court to teammate Khris Middleton, who had sprinted ahead. Middleton dunked it in to give Giannis his sixth assist, bring the Bucks to within 90-89 and spark the team's comeback, as Milwaukee outscored Washington, 15-5, down the stretch.
Hut, hut, HIKE!! ūüŹą pic.twitter.com/GLhqoART9P‚ÄĒ Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 15, 2018
We already knew Giannis can do whatever he wants on a basketball court, but after that play, the Green Bay Packers¬†‚Äď who went through three different long snappers last season¬†‚Äď may want to give him a call, after explaining how football works.
Mentioned to Giannis that it‚Äôs ironic that he, the guy who may be least acquainted with football, made the most football-like play today. He said maybe he could be a football player, a pitcher. He was then informed that the correct reference would be to a snapper.‚ÄĒ Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) January 15, 2018
Next year, you may be able to vote for Antetokounmpo as a long snapper for the NFL Pro Bowl, but for now, make sure you vote for him for the NBA All-Star Game.Read more...