Giannis Antetokounmpo absolutely bullied and destroyed Ben Simmons with a passage of play that ended in a one handed jam in a preseason game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is undoubtedly one of the best players in the game right now. The Greek international and the Milwaukee Bucks superstar is one of the strongest physical specimens in the league at the moment, combining size, strength and speed in an incredible package that makes him one of the hardest players to go up against on a basketball court.
Giannis – rightfully nicknamed as the Greek Freak because of the aforementioned attributes – showed why he is such a feared opponent in the NBA once again after he rag dolled Ben Simmons in a preseason game. The Milwaukee Bucks were playing the Brooklyn Nets at the Fiserv Forum, and Giannis channeled his regular season form in preseason.
And what followed was summed up in a clip posted by the Bucks’ Twitter after the game.
What was the passage of play posted by the Bucks’ Twitter?
In the video from the game that the Milwaukee Bucks posted with a caption titled “Bully Ball”, Giannis went up against the Nets’ Ben Simmons in a one versus one duel.
The Milwaukee Bucks small forward went up against Nets star Ben Simmons in a one versus deal as the latter was in a defensive transition trying to defend against the former. While Giannis initially had his back turned to Simmons who was stuck to Giannis and had the upper hand until then, Giannis triggered a quick change of pace and shoulder-tackled Simmons out of the way.
Giannis’ brute strength was on display as he body-checked Simmons who immediately lost his upper hand on the duel and created enough space for Giannis to get a jump in, and the Greek Freak did exactly that as he ended the move with a one-handed jam.
However, despite Giannis’ heroics as he won 24 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists in the game, the Bucks lost 97-107 to the Nets.