WATCH: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Shows Off Soccer Skills During Blowout Win Over Heat

Published 05/24/2021, 11:02 PM EDT
May 24, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Miami Heat forward Trevor Ariza (8) fouls Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) on his way to the basket in the third quarter during game two in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks seem to be on a mission to undo the mistakes they made last season. While they were on top of the Eastern Conference, they failed to go deep into the playoffs. But the Bucks are a different team this time. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been spectacular so far and has just had a blowout win against the Miami Heat, taking a 2-0 lead in the first-round series of the playoffs.

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However, while Giannis may be making his big bucks from basketball, he has some hidden soccer skills up his sleeves too.

Giannis Antetokounmpo picking up a new sport?

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From being the most exciting rookie of his class to becoming the league’s Greek Freak, the Bucks’ superstar has shown time and again that there is nothing he can’t do.

While this may hold true on the basketball court, it might also be the case on the soccer field. During an easy win against the Miami Heat, Giannis was seen showing off some moves on the court.

This only makes everyone a bigger fan of the superstar, whose scoring prowess was also visible throughout the game. Giannis ended the night with 31 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists. Following him was a surprising performance off the bench from Bryn Forbes with 22 points, and then there was Khris Middleton with 17 points.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 1 vs Game 2

Everything that the Milwaukee Bucks have done so far stems from their disappointing elimination against the Heat in the Orlando Bubble. And now that they have a chance at revenge, they are going for it.

However, the biggest difference between the two games is that the Bucks had to work much harder to get the victory in their first game. After a tight defense and big performances by Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, they managed a 109-107 victory.

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But their second game seemed like a piece of cake. The Bucks had an impeccable head start, and the Heat were trailing throughout. In fact, the game ended with a 34 point deficit. It was game over at 132-98.

May 24, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Miami Heat forward Trevor Ariza (8) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) in the first quarter during game 2 in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

It doesn’t look like the sixth-seeded Miami has it in them to come back from this. The Bucks are clearly the favorites to leave this series as the winners. Do you think the Heat can cause an upset and surprise us all?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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