If you already couldn't get enough of Giannis Antetokounmpo's length and athleticism, you're in luck.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Giannis has committed to the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk contest that will be held next month on February 14th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event is also the same day as the Three-Point contest and Skills Challenge.
Antetokounmpo has committed to the contest along with Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee. Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine might also possibly join the competition, and would likely be the immediate favorite based on his Youtube highlight reel, while teammate Andrew Wiggins has also been rumored as a possible invitee.
Still, at 6-foot-11 with a massive (and growing) wingspan and large hands, Antetokounmpo might be the most intriguing player in the competition this year. At the beginning of the month when I sat down with Giannis in our Get to Know series, he mentioned that he would take the challenge if the opportunity presented itself.
The dunk contest has lost its edge over the last few years, especially after a disastrous 2014 event that featured a boring "freestyle" team-based opening round and head-to-head. Still, having the Bucks being represented in the weekend festivities in general is a great thing. The last Bucks player to enter the contest that we can remember is Ray Allen back in 1997.