Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rangy athleticism took over in this game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
On this play, the Greek Freak quickly stole the ball away Dwight Howard after a rebound. Giannis collected the ball from the corner three-point line where he saw Dwight run out to guard him. Antetokounmpo drove left before spinning like a tornado to the right. A slight head fake froze the backpedaling Howard, allowing Giannis to turn left for the easy dunk. Bully ball on full display, even on a potential hall-of-fame center.
The Nike Zoom Freak 1 that Giannis rocked was designed with Giannis’ rangy movements in mind, with multidirectional traction being particularly aggressive at the pinky toe section. The traction extends up in this area with rubber clips. This was done up to aid with Antetokounmpo’s extremely long-striding euro steps, providing control when Giannis goes side to side. Further performance features include two stacked Zoom Air units in the heel for extra bounce when landing.
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