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Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo go length of court in two dribbles, dunk (VIDEO)

Aug 22, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

By NBA standards that’s not even a travel.

The “Greak freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing for the Greek national team this summer heading into the World Cup in Spain and he had 12 points Wednesday his team’s 70-56 win against Turkey. But this was by far the most spectacular of them.

Antetokounmpo steals a pass near the free throw line and takes off in a one-man break — and only dribbles twice before throwing it down.

That extra step before the dunk would be legal in the NBA, however he carries the ball and gets away with it.

Hat tip to Brew Hoop.

  1. saudishot - Aug 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Second time he’s done that this summer! I love watching this kid play.

    • avb300 - Aug 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      What a freak…Underrated defender too

      Check out Giannis in this post on rim protectors:

  2. borisalessandri - Aug 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Greatest. Travel. EVER!

    • norcalkingsfan - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      You have to look at when he collects the dribble, not the location of his last dribble; totally legal play.

      • twinfan24 - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

        Except for carrying the ball after the first dribble.

      • jteng044 - Aug 22, 2014 at 2:16 PM

        Once you pick up the ball, even on your gather you get 2 steps (i.e. layups/ dunks). Once he picked up his dribble to gather, he took 4 steps. It is a travel.

    • borisalessandri - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      Thank you jteng

  3. asimonetti88 - Aug 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Dude took off one step from inside the free throw line like it’s nothing… can he please be in the dunk contest next year?

    • norcalkingsfan - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      The guy makes some incredible plays, but it’s his length, more than his explosiveness, that gets him those dunks. I would want more explosive jumpers. Good thing there are a bunch of rookies who jump out of the gym. Can’t wait to see Lavine, Wiggins, Gordon, and some other of NBA’s elite jumpers go at it in this year’s dunk contest.

  4. bougin89 - Aug 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Steal of the 2013 draft. Him and Parker are at least going to be fun to watch this year if nothing else. We’re still at least a year and another high draft pick away from having a core to build with.

    • money2long - Aug 22, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      Depending on how many bucks games are on tv

      • bougin89 - Aug 25, 2014 at 2:44 PM

        Locally, nearly every single one is on.

  5. neight33 - Aug 22, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    It’s not a travel by any means. Just looks like it is. Go :15 seconds in, he picks up his dribble and then proceeds to take two steps. Watch it in slow mo (pause/play/pause/play etc.). And for the record, he goes about 3/4 of the court on two dribbles, impressive none the less…

  6. mogogo1 - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    I don’t think he travels at all. Only argument might be that he carries around around the time of the first dribble, but his steps after he picks up the dribble are clean.

  7. aldavis4president - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    That’s not a travel. This guy is beast!

  8. onebigredrocket - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Length of court? Not quite

  9. montrealknowledge - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    I think he MIGHT travel BEFORE he dribbles. I don’t think he pushes the ball ahead, he takes steps with it. After the dribble is not a dribble no doubt.. Either one is never called anyway. As well, it may be semantics, but article doesn’t say he goes the whole court, says length… Going the length of something can be interpreted as going to the end of where you started. Wither semantics or lazy writing.

  10. montrealknowledge - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    After the dribble is not a travel… Either one is never called. I’m about to take off autocorrect, or else I won’t be able to criticize the typos by the columnists.

  11. twinfan24 - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Eight steps, two dribbles. Probably not anything that would be called, but it doesn’t seem legal to take that many steps with only 2 dribbles.

  12. 88heatnation - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    What a freak of nature, he has KD’s stride.

  13. kclanton80 - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Can we pump our brakes a bit on this kid. What has he really proven so far?

    • bougin89 - Aug 22, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      He’s proven that he’s a 6’10(and apparently still growing) kid that can do a little of everything in the NBA and international ball at the ripe age of 19. I’d say that’s pretty valuable.

    • money2long - Aug 22, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Kclanton lacks the ability to forecast.

  14. gameisours - Aug 22, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    He travels when he starts running (Euro travel, not NBA ofcourse).

  15. campcouch - Aug 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Didn’t see it. He stole the ball and gathered control on the move and took a step before the dunk. No different than any other player. And I’m not a fan of his, in fact I’d like to see more than a monthly dunk vid out of him.

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