When you visit google dot com and search go-go gadget arms, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the second basketball player you’ll find listed. The recently retired, and surefire first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett is the first. Basketball fans in Minnesota hope they have their next KG in Karl-Anthony Towns (#NBAVote), but the player who embodies the positionless basketball that Garnett helped usher in is, of course, the Greek Freak.
On Friday the 13th, Giannis took an outlet pass from Tony Snell and started the fast break. Antetokuonmpo is third in the league in transition scoring, behind only Russell Westbrook and LeBron James, so the Heat knew they were probably in trouble. They probably weren’t expecting what actually did transpire, though.
Giannis picked up his dribble and gathered way out here:
The gather was a little awkward and he actually took three steps to the hoop but what kinda narc would want to ruin this play. Anyway, he gets airborne and ducks under Rodney McGruder (yes, actually), leaving him in this position:
Then his go-go gadget arms extend and he dunks it. He made it look routine; the man is incredible. Brock delved more into his freaky numbers but just enjoy the play in all its glory.
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