The best of Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2019 edition

June 24, 2019

You’ve seen the numbers.

You’ve heard the arguments.

You’ve probably even commented on some ridiculous clip of a talking head claiming James Harden is the 2018-19 NBA MVP.

On Monday night, it all becomes official: Giannis Antetokounmpo will (more than likely) be named the 2018-19 NBA MVP. He’ll become the first Milwaukee Bucks player to earn the MVP award since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1973-74.

To honor this special night, we thought we’d take another look at some of the best highlights from the Greek Freak’s 2018-19 campaign. (Note: This was a very, very fun story to put together.)

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

First up, the dunks. We know that’s why you clicked on this story, and you know that’s why we put it together. We broke Giannis’ dunks down into seven different (and very important) categories.

 

Dunks so disrespectful it makes you feel bad (for the other guy)

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1059205717834395648

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1061795949234638848

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1053456092955467776

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1102056531149774848

 

Dunks that make you question if Giannis is actually human

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1076305123230474240

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1064718185142743040

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1055282676523913217

 

Dunks over a certain former teammate (named Jabari)

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1067970501367148544

 

Dunks over an entire city

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1099510447634472960

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1091865247923634176

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1071913031582400512

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1085726089769447424

 

Dunks that would have worked on a 14-foot hoop

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1073020133717626880

 

Dunks that you couldn’t do on a Fisher-Price hoop

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1117588657299283968

 

Dunks that make you feel bad for the rim

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1059204646890176512

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1066509752622997509

 

Ok, that was fun.

But an NBA MVP has to be able to do more than just dunk the basketball. As we all know, Antetokounmpo can do it all. Giannis averaged a career-best 5.9 assists per game last year, and a few of them really raised some eyebrows.

 

Dishing it out like ice cream

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1106742317698867200

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1055983226261450752

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1083185001422712832

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1092586306155077632

 

While the Bucks broke franchise records with 1,105 3-point makes, Antetokounmpo also drained a career-best 52 shots from deep. Here’s a few big ones:

 

GiAnnIs cAN’t sHoOt

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1054553838693179392

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1081754876835557376

 

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1094054637194207233

 

And you know the Bucks wouldn’t have had a league-best 105.76 defensive rating without No. 34.

 

Blocks that make you go ‘woah’

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1061809129621049345

https://twitter.com/fswisconsin/status/1106729181021245440

 

All in all, it was a historic season for the Greek Freak. We can’t wait to hear his name called at the NBA Awards.


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