Coming off an MVP campaign with the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to represent his country at the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China.
The “Greek Freak” is the top player in the event, and he looks to be in midseason form judging by this highlight from today’s game against Serbia in the Acropolis Tournament.
On the fast break, Giannis takes the lead pass and gets to the rim on one dribble from about 30 feet out, Eurostepping and dunking over a hapless defender in the process.
Poor guy didn’t stand a chance.
— Basketball World Cup (@FIBAWC) August 18, 2019
The FIBA World Cup gets underway on Saturday, August 31 and runs through September 15. Greece is slotted into Group F, along with New Zealand, Brazil and Montenegro.
The Greeks will start the tournament two weeks from today on Sunday, September 1 against Montenegro.
Once the World Cup ends, Giannis will be back in Milwaukee looking help the Bucks improve on last season, when they were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference but lost in the conference finals.
Giannis doesn’t seem to want to rest on his own personal laurels either.
“After this day, please don’t call me the MVP until I win it again next year,” he told fans during a celebration for his award last month.