Today the Bucks lined up against the New York Knicks, which would seem like a relatively run-of-the-mill regular season affair. Except not. Today was the first time AB faced off against Amare Stoudemire, the man who may or may not have given him the nudge on the breakaway dunk that resulted in Bogut’s horrific injury last season.
It wasn’t a big game by Bogut’s All-NBA standards – 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks – but when you consider he shot a perfect 5-5 and the Bucks hammered the Knicks by 27 points, it’s certainly hard to fault his effort. Even harder to fault it after seeing a majestic end-to-end play like this.
Yes, that sweet sweet block on Amare started the break which Bogut finished with authority. Note the nice bounce Bogey takes in the lane before throwing it down – not many centers in the league have the wherewithal and skill to pull that off. A pass from your PG to your C in that situation often results in either A) an awkward leaning runner, B) a turnover once the ball hits the floor, or C) a travel violation. Bogut made it look effortless. He also made Amare look like a dickhead so extra points for that.