NBA Twitter can’t believe Giannis’ Game 1 block on Mikal Bridges

NBA Twitter can’t believe Giannis’ Game 1 block on Mikal Bridges

The play would have been highlight-worthy even without the backdrop of an uncomfortable hyperextended knee injury. It instantly sent out NBA Twitter into a craze.

Giannis had 10 points and nine boards at halftime in the very first NBA Finals game of his young profession. The Suns held a 57-49 lead at the break.

The Milwaukee Bucks leading scorer flaunted the impressive athletic capability and defensive impulse that resulted in his winning both the NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2020.
See this ridiculous play in which Giannis comes out of nowhere to thwart Bridges at the rim.

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NBA Twitter feared of Giannis Antetokounmpos chase-down block on Mikal Bridges in the first half of Game 1.
If there were doubts about Giannis Antetokounmpos knee injury heading into Game 1 of the NBA Finals, he silenced them with a miraculous full-court chase-down rejection of a Mikal Bridges layup.

Twitter enjoyed Giannis chase-down block in Game 1.
The Greek Freaks superhuman play was similar to LeBron James chase down in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, which is no doubt still haunting Andre Iguodala to this day. It was likewise an excellent pointer of why this NBA Finals series is so engaging.