Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s block during the final minutes of Game 4 of the NBA Finals creates history.
Giannis, who earlier suffered a hyperextended knee injury during the ECF, had to miss the last two games of the conference finals.
However, the 2x NBA MVP would return to the lineup for the 2021 NBA Finals. Giannis, who has often been accused of underperforming during the playoffs, has proven his critics wrong, especially with his phenomenal performances in the NBA Finals so far.
The Greek Freak had a 40-point double-double back-to-back in Games Two and Three of the Finals, joining the likes of Shaquille O’ Neal, LeBron James, and Micheal Jordan to do so.
With the Finals currently tied at 2-2, the Bucks have definitely gained momentum going into Game Five at Phoenix. The former DPOY Giannis is averaging 32.3 PPG, 14.0 RPG, and 5.5 APG on a 61.3% shooting from the finals currently.
Game Four at Milwaukee proved to be a nail-biter till the very end. However, one of the biggest highlights of the match proved to be Giannis’ block over Suns’ center Deandre Ayton during the final moments of the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s block in Game Four of the NBA Finals sets social media on fire
Perhaps one of the greatest blocks since Game Seven of the 2016 NBA Finals, which had LeBron James chase down Andre Iguodala for a block during the final minutes, and the rest is history.
2016 #NBAFinals Game 7.
Tied at 89-89 under 2 minutes. @KingJames recovers from 20.8 feet away & elevates 12.2 feet for the CLUTCH chasedown block. #NBABlockWeek #NBABreakdown pic.twitter.com/15ClOczaEf
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) August 20, 2019
However, LeBron’s block during the 2016 NBA Finals might have gotten some competition from the Greek Freak.
With less than 2 minutes left and the Bucks holding the lead in Game Four of the NBA Finals, the Suns had possession with the ball in Booker’s hand, who threw an alley-oop to the 7-foot Deandre Ayton only to get blocked by Giannis, preventing a game-tying situation.
Giannis’ block late in Game 4 has generated 24 million video views across social media, the most-viewed social video of the NBA Finals to date.
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) July 15, 2021
The block was met with some amazing reactions on social media as well.
That block by Giannis might have won them the game
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 15, 2021
That Giannis block was crazy… @KingJames esque!!
— andre (@andre) July 15, 2021
That Giannis block up there with LeBron’s chase-down #NBAFinals
— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) July 15, 2021
Game Five of the NBA Finals takes place on Sunday at the Phoenix Suns arena.