Giannis Antetokounmpo had an incredible, LeBron James-like chase-down block in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Andrew Joseph
For The Win

In the days leading up to Tuesday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, it appeared that Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't going to be able to play – and understandably so.

After all, he suffered a scary hyperextension of his knee just six days ago in a Game 4 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Well, Giannis' knee must have super healing powers because in a matter of hours, the Bucks star went from doubtful for Game 1 to questionable to going through full warmups and back in the starting lineup.

It's one thing for Giannis to tough out a knee injury in his first NBA Finals game. It's another to come back six days after hyperextending his knee and really look like the same player he was before the injury.

That couldn't have been more clear than when Giannis chased down and blocked Mikal Bridges' layup attempt late in the second quarter.

Again, that man hyperextended his knee less than a week ago, and he’s running like that.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts during the first half of Game 1 against the Phoenix Suns.

As ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy noted on the broadcast, it was reminiscent of LeBron James' legendary chase-down block of Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. 

Giannis is simply amazing.