Giannis Antetokounmpo is completely unfair. The 22-year-old is putting together an MVP-worthy season and is now flying over 6’6″ NBA players to throw down absurd alley-oop dunks.
The Greek Freak jumped over Tim Hardaway Jr. to throw down this insane jam in the Bucks-Knicks game Tuesday night at MSG. Humans aren’t supposed to be able to do this stuff:
The Greek Freak jumps OVER Hardaway Jr!! pic.twitter.com/auLCHgf79v
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 7, 2018
Ok Tim Hardaway is 6'6"
Assuming his waist is ~62.5% of his total height that means his waist is ~48 inches off ground
While jumping over THJ, Giannis' feet were at his waist
The highest recorded vertical leap in NBA history is Wilt Chamberlain 48 inches
Giannis did it in a game pic.twitter.com/TBfCv9VOan
— Giannis Wobtetokounmpo (@World_Wide_Wob) February 7, 2018
Tim Hardaway Jr. is 6’6”… pic.twitter.com/i4G6LI7Dub
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) February 7, 2018
That’s a rough moment for Hardaway, and things would only get worse for him later in the game. The former Michigan Wolverine injured the same leg that just forced him to miss six weeks (with a stress reaction). He couldn’t put weight on the leg and was helped to the locker room.
Jeez. Brutal night for the Knicks. Tim Hardaway Jr re-injures his left leg pic.twitter.com/yQWQdMcFfK
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) February 7, 2018
Hopefully Hardaway’s leg injury isn’t serious, but he may have to deal with nightmares of Giannis flying over him for a long time.