‘Put Four People on Him’: Anthony Edwards Comments on How Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Unstoppable

Published 10/28/2021, 8:03 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 04: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks rebounds the ball against Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of the game at Target Center on November 4, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)


Giannis Antetokounmpo is slowly but surely turning into an NBA all-time great in his own right. The Milwaukee Bucks superstar won back-to-back NBA MVP awards in both 2019 and 2020. This placed him among an elite three-person list with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James as the only NBA MVP awardees before turning 26. In a renowned feat, Antetokounmpo also spearheaded the Bucks’ 2020-21 NBA championship-winning season.

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Giannis’ NBA colleagues often praise him for his spirited play style. Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves did just that, after their game against the Bucks.

Edwards described how Giannis played against the Timberwolves, saying, “With a guy like that you can’t stress about him scoring. That’s what he gonna do. Muh-fu*ker’s like 7-2, 280 pounds. Sh*t, we put four people on him and he’ll still score the ball.”

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The 26-year-old Milwaukee Bucks power forward is famously well known for having an aggressive style of play. He often drives to the basket from the inside of the basketball court. The ‘Greek Freak’ accumulates a lot of harsh challenges and fouls on himself by opposing teams’ players, but that does not hinder from reaching his eventual destination – the basket. The 2021 NBA Finals MVP most recently made it into the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.

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Giannis’ Bucks taste defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks fell short of just five points against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 108-113 defeat for the home team. This was the Timberwolves’ first victory at Milwaukee since the 2013-14 NBA season. The visiting side once led 44-34 after one quarter and never trailed during the game at Fiserv Forum.

Feb 23, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell (4) during the second quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Antetetokounmpo led an injury-affected Bucks with 40 points and 16 rebounds. The Bucks notably missed point guard Jrue Holiday and center Brook Lopez. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points each, with D’Angelo Russell recording 29 points. The Bucks and Giannis face the San Antonio Spurs next and will look to bounce back after a home defeat.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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