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Giannis Antetokounmpo is not planning to flop and will continue to be even more physical

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The Milwaukee Bucks are still the team with the best record in the NBA winning 37 games so far this while losing only six. Giannis is leading the charge and is once again in the MVP conversation averaging 30 points, 13 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game shooting exceptionally well from the field. On top of that, the NBA is battling with players that are continuously flopping. That is, for the most part, frustrating for the fans to watch, and Giannis believes the NBA is encouraging that type of basketball to a certain degree.

In an interview after last night's win against the Boston Celtics, Giannis said the players are flopping because it's sometimes hard to get a foul called from the refs. Giannis has an interesting perception of the whole flopping thing and thinks the refs are so used to flopping they will a majority of times call a foul when they see it.

"It's kind of hard because in the NBA, the way it's built, they want you to flop," Antetokounmpo said of playing physically. "It wants you to be weak, kind of, because sometimes I think when you're strong, and you're going through contact, they don't call the foul. But when you're flopping and kind of going into the contact and throwing the ball out, they're just going to call foul, but that's not who I am, that's not what I'm gonna do."

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Giannis, who is still improving his outside shot, is heavily relying on his physical abilities and is probably the most dominant player in the NBA. The reason why he has such a good field goal percentage is that most of his shots are relatively close to the basket, and this is where he still sees his superiority over the opposing players. He said he would continue to look for contact and try to outpower his defenders.

"I'm just gonna try to power through contact. It's going to be where if a guy grabs me or pushes me, I've got to show it more, but I think I've done a better job of showing it more so the refs can see that the guys are holding me, pushing me and just being physical."

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