Tonight is the start of a busy Bucks weekend in New York City as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brandon Knight are set to participate in the All-Star Weekend Festivities. Before we go any further, let's lay out what you'll need to tune in for tonight.
Who? Giannis Antetokounmpo.
What? BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge: U.S. vs. The World
(You can find the full rosters here)
Where? New York/the comfort of your living room/this very comments section
When? 8:00 p.m. on TNT
Why? Because DUH. That's why.
I'm sure we're all anxious to see to the action get underway, but let's rewind a bit and see what both of the Bucks participants have been up to since arriving in the Big Apple.
Photographic proof that @G_ante34 is not human. pic.twitter.com/G1yBppQstF— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 12, 2015
Brandon Knight Defies Gravity " http://t.co/THdJ44ecRv pic.twitter.com/eovLS1JDtp— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 13, 2015
Note: When these photos first started rolling out, I thought that they were actually posing in these ridiculous ways. Turns out the setup was adjusted to trick you and that I am, in fact, a huge idiot. Anyways...
When @G_ante34 and @BucksBango see each other for the first time at #NBAAllStarNYC pic.twitter.com/fL5DPiddox— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 12, 2015
Brandon Knight goes through the @NBAAllStar media circuit " http://t.co/THdJ44ecRv pic.twitter.com/CTBXraRRLD— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 13, 2015
The Greek Freak @G_ante34 checks out his dunk at rehearsal… you’ll see it on Saturday. #NBAAllStarNYC pic.twitter.com/GA6bYPxoYJ— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 13, 2015
(Note #2: Giannis had mentioned earlier in the week that he had been studying Larry Nance for inspiration in the dunk contest. Based on that picture, I'm hoping for a similar dunk like the one at the 17-second mark in this video, but backwards (if that makes sense)).
Brandon Knight on what it means to represent Milwaukee at #NBAAllStarNYC " http://t.co/iJSIBBMHnZ pic.twitter.com/9cHJVuOY0o— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 13, 2015
Brandon Knight talks with the kids at PS 132 Ralph Bunche School in Queens during an #NBACaresNYC15 Clinic today. pic.twitter.com/Ih2zdSMqek— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 13, 2015
Giannis has fun with the kids at Harriett Tubman PS 154 in Harlem during an #NBAFit clinic!! pic.twitter.com/FlXzkjMWSV— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 13, 2015
Watch the @NBAAllStar Interview with @G_ante34 and @ohsnapjbsmoove NOW at http://t.co/X8Gj2kKtrT pic.twitter.com/AuHeNTh9Ag— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 12, 2015
MUST WATCH: Two Incredible Minutes of Giannis Being Giannis " http://t.co/erIMVliDTj pic.twitter.com/1snLMZVqZO— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 13, 2015
I think you get the idea: both of the Bucks representatives are having a good time and the social media team is having a good time covering it. We look forward to interacting with you all over the course of this awesome weekend.
Okay. One more Giannis thing.
#GIANNISFOREVER http://t.co/7XuXJIRiWi— Julie Phayer (@juliephayer) February 13, 2015