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USA Today via Reuters

USA Today via Reuters

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo can be considered at the top of the league at the moment. Currently at the third position in the KIA MVP race for the 2022-23 NBA season, the Bucks star has been leading his team in almost every respect. But can the Bucks superstar get the upper hand against comedian Hasan Minhaj as the two battle it out in a game of HORSE? Let’s find out.

Hasan Minhaj and Giannis Antetokounmpo have a great relationship with one another. Recently, Antetokounmpo was also invited onto Minhaj’s show where he had to hurl insults at other NBA stars – scripted by Minhaj!

Did Giannis Antetokounmpo lose in a game of Horse?

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The story behind the game is that Hasan Minhaj and Giannis Antetokounmpo got together to shoot a commercial for WhatsApp. However, Minhaj and Antetokounmpo sure had their fair share of fun behind the scenes.

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Hasan started by giving fans another one of his gems, “I’m gonna hit a shot he can’t hit. It’s called a free throw in the fourth quarter.” He soon arrived at the Milwaukee Bucks practice facility to shoot the commercial for the All-Star weekend.

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Getting ready for his face-off, Minhaj stared into the camera and said, “Giannis is at practice right now. He’s going to show up and me and him are going to play Horse. Now, everybody here thinks that Giannis is going to beat me at Horse.”

“I don’t care that he’s a two-time league MVP. I don’t care that he’s seven feet tall, I don’t care that he’s an NBA champion. Yes, he has a lot on me physically,” Minhaj admitted, before revealing his strategy as a comedian getting ready to battle Giannis Antetokounmpo, “But I’m gonna beat him up here. I’m gonna defeat him mentally and emotionally.”

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Hasan Minhaj and the Greek Freak have fun

The two players decided that the game wouldn’t be HORSE but ADETOKUNBO – Giannis’ original surname in Nigerian. Apart from giving more time to Minhaj (albeit only for his certain defeat), it was also an ode to immigrants such as Giannis and Hasan who share different cultures.

The commercial shoot’s rules also didn’t allow Giannis Antetokounmpo to dunk the ball. However, by the end of the video, after having lost terribly to the Greek Freak, Minhaj himself was left hanging by the rim as Giannis walked away, refusing to help Minhaj down! Giannis had obeyed the rule in all but his last shot – when Minhaj was on his last ‘O’ and would lose for sure – and Minhaj had attempted a dunk himself after asking Giannis to help lift him up.

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The two surely had a great time shooting the commercial. Though Minhaj failed to get the best of Giannis Antetokounmpo like he had planned – physically or otherwise – the two surely bonded further. Let’s see what the two have in store for fans in the future.