As the NBA regular season starts to roll to its end, the majority of teams are already planning fishing trips after not making the NBA Playoffs. While serious season eulogies are going on over at Hardwood Paroxysm, we here at The Friendly Bounce are taking a look at the important part of each team’s season as we bid them farewell, the fun stuff. So enjoy and feel free to add your entries to each category in the comments below and follow along with the entire series over the next two weeks.
Unlike most teams that will fall into our season recaps during the regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks weren’t ever really boring. With Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker around to do crazy fun stuff at all times, Milwaukee disappointed in the standings while being everything we wanted them to be in action. It was wonderful and joyful and will be badly missed.
Most Vineable Player:
Ryne Prinz (@Ryneprinz): It’s hard to argue against Giannis as the Bucks’ MVP. Jabari Parker will throw down a powerful dunk every once in awhile, but it doesn’t compare to the awe that is Giannis’ game. His highlight arsenal includes spin moves, Eurosteps, dunks and blocks at times. He’s got it all.
Dan Favale (@danfavale): If you don’t pick Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Bucks’ Most Vineable Player, you have no soul. The kid is a viral human being. The eurosteps. The ridiculous strides. The crazy passes. The length-showcasing dunks. The understatedly crafty handles. The crazy blocks. It’s like he was sent to the NBA solely to destroy the Internet before turning 25.
Matt Cianfrone (@Matt_Cianfrone): The Bucks have a 6’11” player who plays point guard on offense, rim protector on defense and is one of the best transition players and finishers in the league. Of course Giannis is the answer.
10 Word Recaps:
Regardless of disappointment, a young core is forming in Milwaukee. (Ryne)
Another accidental beacon of hope by falling short of expectations. (Matt)
Giannis and Jabari and Khris have Bucks fans very happy. (Matt)
Giannis is a mutant and nothing else really matters. (Matt)
Poor Shane Larkin is still running the other way:
Giannis can’t be double either:
(Vine via Brewhoop)
Giannis makes Serge Ibaka look not good:
Jabari Parker is also pretty dope:
Jabari is dope volume two:
Other fun stuff:
Never forget the 24-1 t-shirts.
That is a lot of touching by Giannis:
Mama Giannis loves Kobe Bryant.