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Comparisons abounded that Antetokounmpo’s block of Ayton was on par with James’ chase-down rejection of Andre Iguodala’s layup that helped win Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals and end the Cleveland sports title curse. Bucks teammate Pat Connaughton said after the game that Antetokounmpo’s was “the best block of all time.”Did Giannis Antetokounmpo block Mikal Bridges?
Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks Mikal Bridges. Giannis Antetokounmpo had an incredible chase-down block on the Suns in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The play looked nearly identical to LeBron James' chase-down block in the 2016 Finals. James' occurred on a bigger stage, but both players were similar in set-up and impressiveness.Did Giannis Antetokounmpo study LeBron James' chase-down block?
Giannis Antetokounmpo may have closely studied LeBron James and the art of the chase-down block. During Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, Antetokounmpo skied and swatted a layup attempt by the Phoenix Suns' Mikal Bridges off the glass to save a basket.Is Antetokounmpo’s Alley-Oop the hardest to top James?
Connaughton, a Notre Dame product, felt historically it was tough to top James. But the difficulty of Antetokounmpo gliding from the foul line once an alley-oop pass had been made to Ayton, then climbing above the rim gave it the highest grade.