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What does Giannis Antetokounmpo have to do to prove skeptics wrong?

Wed Jan 04 07:33:09 EST 2017 | Fox Sports
Being a hopeful Giannis Antetokounmpo skeptic means being split between excitable, stay-golden-Ponyboy optimism while simultaneously expecting the Giannis bubble to burst and for physics’ cruel laws to kick in and say “NO. You are not an NBA point guard. You are a weeping willow person. Stop stuffing the sheet and go back to being raw, Oikos Yogurt Durant." This is basketball logic at its most sensible and magic-less, and it’s predicated on decades of watching basketball and never seei..

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This story appears in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. To subscribe, click here. On the worst nights, when the fadeaways are short and the pocket passes are late, Gian..
Being a hopeful Giannis Antetokounmpo skeptic means being split between excitable, stay-golden-Ponyboy optimism while simultaneously expecting the Giannis bubble to burst..
To many, Jason Kidd is known as one of the best point guards to ever play in the NBA.  To Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was just his coach.  That was until the first night ..
Jason Kidd is coaching the Bucks, but before that he had an incredible NBA career as a player. One that apparently Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't know about. Via Sports Ill..
As Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s profile continues to rise, we look at the highlights from a recent Sports Illustrated feature that will see the Milwaukee Bucks young star grace the..
Russell Westbrook is having an MVP-type season, but he lost some fans in Milwaukee during Monday's loss to the Bucks.  Late in the second quarter, Westbrook sun..
Jason Kidd has not been a world-changer as an NBA head coach so far, but he did take the Milwaukee Bucks to the playoffs in the 2014-15 season, and they are currently in sixth plac..
Giannis Antetokounmpo arrived at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, draining a fadeaway game winner near the top of the key to give the Bucks a 105–104 win over the Knicks. T..
If you decide to watch your favorite team in enemy territory, it helps to have an insurance policy. During the third quarter of Monday night's matchup between the Thunder and Bucks..
In the league's daily "Last Two Minute Report" -- its public review of officiating in the final two minutes of every NBA game -- the league says that Antetokoumpo committed a turno..
To many, Jason Kidd is known as one of the best point guards to ever play in the NBA.  To Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was just his coach.  That was until the first night ..
And now, the newest chapter in pure elation and utter disappointment converging in sports. The latest entry: the Knicks-Bucks matchup Wednesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo nailed a..
The NBA has released the early returns from the 2017 NBA All-Star voting and the results are surprising to say the least. Kevin Durant and LeBron James are the two leading vote get..
The Greek Freak can truly do it all. Giannis Antetokounmpo hit this step-back jumper at the buzzer to give the Milwaukee Bucks the 105-104 win over the New York Knicks at Madison S..
Giannis Antetokounmpo hits the winning basket at the buzzer against the Knicks, the first of his NBA career for the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images. When it comes bui..
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s popularity is finally catching up to his clout in Wisconsin and Greece. “The Greek Freak” is one of the top vote-getters in the NBA’s All-Star fan vote, and..
January 6, 2017 7:27pm EST January 6, 2017 7:27pm EST Basketball, NBA, News, Milwaukee Bucks, English, Giannis Antetokounmpo Imagine if Antetokounmpo had a last name that was easie..
Giannis Antetokounmpo has done it all for the Milwaukee Bucks this season and has them sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. On Wednesday night, he added a last-second ..
Good morning. Let’s basketball. WHOA: Kevin Durant with candid comments about his relationship with the media, now and then. This is something you know is ricocheting around the OK..
Giannis Antetokounmpo was making over a million dollars in salary when he first signed with the Bucks in 2013, but the extra padding in his bank account didn't stop him from b..
Movement is rampant in this week's rankings from the players in the top 15 to the ones way down near the bottom of the list, and there are lots of themes and trends to look at more..
With two-thirds of the roster born in 1990 or later, the Milwaukee Bucks are a young, growing team. Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports Wisconsin will take a clos..
With their current crop of back-court players failing to make an impact, the Milwaukee Bucks must acquire another point guard. The Milwaukee Bucks have had an inconsistent start to..
Giannis Antetokounmpo has long been a nuisance as far as the Chicago Bulls are concerned. A year-and-a-half ago, he was ejected from the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 6 blowout playoff los..
The NBA says Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo committed a five-second violation on his game-winning shot against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. In the league's d..
In the league's daily "Last Two Minute Report" -- its public review of officiating in the final two minutes of every NBA game -- the league says that Antetokoumpo committed a turno..
After suffering the humiliation of a “DNP-CD” two years ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo looked up Jason Kidd’s basketball curriculum vitae, and quickly realized he had a lot to learn fr..
Lance Thomas played fine defense on that play. Antetokounmpo soared over him to splash home a jumper for a 105-104 win anyway. Even Carmelo Anthony knew there was nothing the Knick..
Some time over the past decade, bandwagoning has become socially acceptable in sports circles. You can be a fan of one team one day, and a fan of another the next — a Knicks fan to..
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We have officially made it through the first week of 2017. It's time to look back at notes from the past few days to see who's rising and who's falling around the NBA. Stock watch...
Game, Giannis. The Milwaukee Bucks stormed back from a big deficit late in the game, before Giannis Antetokounmpo had the last word, hitting a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to li..
NEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA’s most explosive players, as he showed when he leaped from about a step inside the free-throw line to throw down a fast-break dun..
New York City’s Greek community loves Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Giannis loves them back. A contingent of Greek basketball fans gave the Milwaukee Bucks’ star a hero’s welcome outs..
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and rookie Malcolm Brogdon made two free throws with eight seconds left to lift the host Milwaukee Bucks over the Oklahoma City..