Giannis intentionally missed the buzzer for a triple-double
Triple-doubles have become a regular occurrence in the NBA as offense is built on stars who initiate everything no matter the position, but even though we see them almost every night they still hold a special meaning for players.
We saw that on Sunday in Washington when Giannis Antetokounmpo, who recorded 32 triple-doubles in his career, couldn’t help but chase the stimulus of another in the final seconds as he put on nine rebounds. Giannis is dribbling a 117-111 win over the Wizards when he realizes he’s under the basket. So why not just bounce one off the backboard to yourself for a little treat?
Giannis Antetokounmpo intentionally missed a shot in the final seconds to land his 10th rebound and secure a triple-double 👀 pic.twitter.com/QFthHLlLcu
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The Wizards goalie gave Giannis his rebound in the official book, which allowed him to notch the triple-double in a key win for the Bucks to stay ahead of the Celtics at the top in the East.
It’s very funny watching Giannis do this because like I said, it’s not like he only gets this chance on rare occasions. That’s usually the case when you’ve got a triple-double chase of this magnitude, with the all-timer in this category being Ricky Davis, who in a legendary moment threw a layup onto the wrong rim to try to put one into a blowout receive.
It’s not Giannis quite so bad because he goes to the right edge for at least one shot, but it’s still pretty shameless (while being completely harmless).
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