Giannis Antetokounmpo Making International Business Impact, Generating Social Media Buzz With Breakout NBA Finals Performance

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against the Phoenix Suns … [+] during Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Milwaukee. (Mark J. Rebilas/Pool Photo via AP)

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With about 19 seconds remaining in Saturday night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker drove to the hoop with his team trailing by a point. Booker stopped within a few feet from the basket where three defenders met him. Jrue Holiday, the Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard, then stripped the ball from Booker, dribbled down the court and lofted an alley-oop to Giannis Antetokounmpo for an acrobatic dunk.

That sequence proved to be the difference-maker, propelled the Bucks to a 123-119 victory and gave them a three games to two lead. It had also generated more than 50 million views across social media channels through Monday afternoon, according to the NBA, making it the most-viewed clip…

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