When Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo posterized Ben Simmons, only for Simmons to return the favor in the next play
Both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ben Simmons are some of the finest young talents in the NBA today. The Greek Freak has established himself as a top 3 player in the league currently. Meanwhile, Simmons has a lot of potential, which he needs to figure out how to utilize.
In the 10 games that Giannis and Simmons have played against each other, the former has averaged 32.2 PPG, 15.0 RPG, 6.5 APG, and 1.3 BPG on a 51.8% shooting from the field. On the other hand, Simmons has averaged 10.4 PPG, 9.6 APG, 7.6 RPG, and 1.1 BPG on a 54.0% shooting from the field. In the 10 games played between the two All-Stars, Giannis and co have a commanding lead of 7-3. Nonetheless, Simmons has had impressive performances against the Milwaukee Bucks.
During a 2018-19 season regular matchup, Giannis and Simmons exchanged some words. This resulted in both the stars displaying their athletic prowess during the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ben Simmons perform back-to-back poster dunks.
The regular-season game between the Bucks and 76ers back in March 2019 remains iconic as Giannis torched a 52-point career-high performance. The former DPOY was 57.7% from the field and an incredible 90.5% from the free-throw line.
However, the highlight of Giannis’ performance was his posterizing dunk of point guard Ben Simmons. The Greek Freak would send the Bucks crowd into a frenzy by throwing down an impressive dunk. The play would result in a foul being called on Simmons that would lead to a 3-point play.
Simmons would get the perfect revenge in the following play. The former Rookie of the Year would respond by getting an offensive rebound and throwing it down for a dunk over Giannis.
The game would result in Milwaukee Bucks winning the contest, with Giannis having one of the best games of his career. The same season would have the Bucks superstar win his first-ever MVP award.