Giannis posterizes Koufos as Bucks blowout Kings
Kostas Koufos became Giannis Antetokounmpo’s latest victim as the Greek Freak posterized his fellow countryman during Milwaukee’s blowout win over the Sacramento Kings (VIDEO)…
Another triple-double performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks thrash the Sacramento Kings 144-109 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Sunday night.
While Antetokounmpo had plenty of impressive plays in a 26-point, 15-rebound, and 11-assist performance, no play was more impressive than Antetokounmpo’s massive dunk over Kostas Koufos in the third quarter.
Dunk over Koufos:
The dunk, which also earned Antetokounmpo a trip to the free-throw line, was greeted by massive applause from the Bucks’ faithful as the entire Fiserve Forum erupted in amazement.
Speaking after the game about the dunk, Antetokounmpo was happy with the play but spoke in an apologetic tone as he reflected on dunking over his countryman.
“That’s my guy, that’s my countryman,” Antetokounmpo told reporters following the game. “I don’t talk bad about him.”
Although Koufos and Antetokounmpo have never been teammates on the club level, the duo were teammates for the Greek National Team at EuroBasket 2015 and again the following year during Greece’s bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – the last time to date Antetokounmpo has suited up for the Ethiniki.
“Definitely, he’s a great guy, he’s a great guy,” the All-Star forward said. “I’ve met his family, I’ve met his mother. It’s going to be kind of awkward when we go back to Greece and talk to him, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” See bis post game interview here.
Antetokounmpo is no stranger to highlight-reel dunks, including a stellar alley-oop slam dunk he completed after fully jumping over 6-foot-6 New York Knicks’ guard Tim Hardaway Jr. last season.
Dunk over Hardaway Jr.:
Much like his post-game comments on Sunday, Antetokounmpo was also apologetic when he spoke to reporters after last season’s game at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was also reported that Antetokounmpo asked the Bucks organization to stop selling shirts featuring his dunk over Hardaway out of respect to his Knicks’ counterpart