Bucks GM Shocked As Giannis Antetokounmpo Requires No Off-Season Procedure for Knee Injury

Published 07/31/2021, 1:14 AM EDT
Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) accepts the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award from NBA commissioner Adam Silver after game six of the 2021 NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Its been 10 days since the Milwaukee Bucks claimed the NBA championship. Giannis Antetokounmpo reigned his dominance over the Suns. Likewise, he went on to win finals MVP.

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However, it is tough to think how the Freak went from a hyper-extended knee to dropping 50 points in a series clincher. He suffered the injury in the Hawks series. Because of that, he was set to miss the majority of the NBA finals.

But, Giannis surprised everyone and took the floor in the first game itself. Now, we would expect him to take his time and recover. However, the Freak continues to do freakish things.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is fine

Bucks’ GM, Jon Horst, cleared that Giannis requires no off season procedure to recover from his knee injury. This is really shocking. Former players who suffered this injury claimed that Antetokounmpo could miss the entire finals. Now, he is not even going through any recovery procedure.

Surprisingly, a similar injury happened to Magic’s Jonathan Isaac. He took 8-10 weeks to recover from his injury. On the other hand, Antetokounmpo suited up for Game 1 a week after his injury.

Even Horst does not know how to explain his status. But, at the end of the day, Giannis Antetokounmpo is fine and ready to work this off season.

Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) celebrate after winning game six of the 2021 NBA Finals and the championship against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Is the ‘Greek Freak’ really a freak?

We can understand the fact that Giannis’ drive to win is why he suited up for the finals. However, nothing explains how he was able to dominate the way he did.

After a slow start in Game 1 scoring 20 points, Antetokounmpo went all in. He scored back to back 40 points, and then went on to score 50 in the series clincher. He broke many records on the way, while also creating his own. All this while, he carried a knee injury that takes weeks to recover.

He averaged an astonishing 35 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.2 steals and almost 2 blocks per game in the NBA finals. He took the load of Milwaukee on his back and delivered when it mattered most.

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It is still shocking to comprehend how Giannis was able to play through the injury. Moreover, how he requires no treatment in the off season. It just goes to show that Giannis Antetokounmpo is a true freak of nature.

Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with the NBA Finals MVP Trophy following the game against the Phoenix Suns following game six of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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