Twitter timelines don’t come with a red line but it’s time to spell the future of the NBA’s name right before you end up looking like you’ve fallen asleep on the keyboard at your computer.
Forget fearing the deer because when Giannis Antetokounmpo runs the Bradley Center floor like a gazelle the Milwaukee Bucks afford even more of a match-up nightmare for opponents than the time they had the Big Dog Glenn Robinson, Ray Allen and Sam Cassell wonderful (if I say so myself) three.
In the age of LeBron, Kyrie (Wade) and Love (Bosh), forget a big-three, holy trinity. Because Giannis Antetokounmpo does it all. Shoot, slam, score. Dunk, dish, dive for loose balls he hasn’t already rebounded, stole or blocked.
Clone him five times over for 1 through 15 and you can have this forward and guard tweening all positions from point to center, playing small or with power. In this league heavily influenced by the decisions of Warriors like Kevin Durant we’d say the association hasn’t seen a player like this since Kevin Garnett. But when it’s all said and done even K.G. might not have been able to punch this kids ticket.
So put your bucks down for a Milwaukee game now. Because between Giannis, would be leader Jabari Parker, big-man Greg Monroe and the Point Guard situation the squad is trying to solve with former Cav champ Matthew Dellavedova (time for coach to suit up) this team looks like the franchise of the future…and we aren’t talking about their revolutionary rebrand.
But leading the charge strong like antlers, Antetokounmpo is steering this band of Bucks in the direction of prosperity. So much so that Coach Kidd is calling this 22 year old former number 15 pick a “once in a generation type player”. And pay heed to the prophercy as Jason put this argonaut in the same breath as a Kobe or LeBron. Don’t fear this Milwaukee deer from a different land in this Trump soapbox era of ignorance to the outside world. He could be just that Mamba mentality Bryant or big game King James.
Sure like his sideline mentor he’s listed on the roster as a Point Guard. But when you read the scouting report and see that he is all of 6 foot 11 and 222 pounds (and they thought this was the small ball revolution) then that’s truly Magic on an Earvin Johnson level. It really is Showtime now for the Bucks as Giannis Antetokounmpo goes coast to coast on alphabet st like Josh Smith in his day. Blocking shots on one end of the floor before galloping down the hardwood and finishing on the other end with a dunk for your Insta vines. Two exclamation marks followed by multiple question ones with little puncuation in the form of commas and dots inbetween. How does he do it? It must be the gangly but gun-ho frame. Get the picture?
The Greek really is a freak of nature and in the post Redd era where Milwaukee have dropped the red trim it’s all white and green for the Bucks. Wisconsin hasn’t seen a wonder like this since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar suited up as Lew Alcindor. This kid in the MVP numbers age of Harden and Westbrook that on any given night himself could give you 30 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, 5 blocks and steals each at least (one day he’s going to notch more than a quadruple double…and average it) is so good across the board he’s worthy of an Oscar. Like the royal players back in the day that came without names on the back of their bucked jerseys.
Today they do and they’re going to spell and press every letter of Antetokounmpo’s name right…every night.