When Zach LaVine caught a half-court alley-oop dunk and people said he was warming up for the dunk contest, I said “No it’s not.” When Victor Oladipo threw down a standard 2-hand dunk for him a few days ago and people said he was warming up for the dunk contest, I said “Let’s hope not.” Last night, the Greek Freak threw down a couple of dunks including a nasty windmill and people said he was warming up for the dunk contest and I’m saying “yes he is.”
Last night’s windmill against the Blazers was the first dunk this week by a dunk contest participant that I think actually represents the dunker. Giannis will get the lowest score in the contest if he did this dunk but it is worthy enough to be a called a “warm-up dunk.”
As for this oop? NO, that’s just a standard game dunk for the Freak who I think will surprise some in the event.
Speaking of the actual game, Giannis had a double-double of 10 & 10 with 3 steals and 1 block in just 33 minutes of the Bucks victory.