February 6, 2018 by Simon Pollock in Livewire with 0 comments
Ben Dowsett, deputy editor at Basketball Insiders and credentialed NBA reporter covering the Utah Jazz, had this reaction while watching Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo put down a massive alley-oop during a game against the New York Knicks.
Here’s the play itself, featuring the 6’11” Antetokounmpo launching himself over New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr, who is 6’6″.
Take a closer look.
Dowsett’s comment is a reference to Kittredge’s first giant leap into the world of ultimate stardom. Or, at least the first one that was caught on video. In it, Kittredge launches himself over a defender chasing after a huck for Colorado Mamabird. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the play that inspired the tweet: