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2016-17 Milwaukee Bucks Best Moment Bracket Day 8: Giannis Godliness

It’s the final day of our first round of voting

NBA: Playoffs-Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve finally reached the conclusion of our first round of voting for the Milwaukee Bucks best moment this season. We’ve said goodbye to some good memories like Beasley battering the Spurs, Jason Terry vaulting on the scorers table and Milwaukee beating the Cleveland Cavaliers. But now we’re left with the final two first round entries in our best moments, but they were both well worth the wait.

Giannis Free Throw Jam vs. Double Clutch Dunk

Dunking from the free throw line is an iconic rite of passage for all highlight dunkers. Ever since Michael Jordan epitomized his hypnotic hops by taking off from the charity stripe, many have tried to imitate his greatness to varying degrees of success. That dunk is difficult to pull off in a dunk contest, let alone a real game. So while Giannis didn’t necessarily take off from the free throw line, being merely a step in and still gliding to the hoop as if he were Lakitu was awe inspiring. It also made for a pretty easy defensive decision from Carmelo Anthony.

Double Clutch Dunk

Just as above, this dunk require an immense amount of air time with the added layer of supreme body control. This slam doesn’t seem humanly possible, and the fact Giannis is able to stay in the air and contort his lengthy limbs quick enough to still stretch out and finish the play is astounding. Jack’s “what on earth” exclamation is a proper one, because it sure seems like gravity wasn’t applying its typical 9.8 m/s/s force on Giannis here.

Whether it was more spectacular than the free throw jam, I’ll leave that to you to decide.


Better Bucks Moment?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Charity Stripe Slam
    (47 votes)
  • 65%
    Double Clutch Dunk
    (89 votes)
136 votes total Vote Now

So once this puppy is decided we’ll be headed into the next round to find our ultimate winners from each section for who will comprise our final four best moments. Thanks for continuing to vote and providing spirited debate on both the options and which selections my numskull self may have missed.