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Giannis Antetokounmpo hikes ball, Bledsoe performs push-up to tip off game

NBA.com Staff

NBA games don’t begin with a kick-off, but that didn’t stop the Milwaukee Bucks from starting Friday night’s contest with a long-snap hike anyway.

Immediately upon getting the ball at tipoff, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo hiked it further backwards to waiting point guard Eric Bledsoe. The veteran playmaker, however, decided to briefly bounce the ball so he could perform a game-commencing push-up.

Credit the Bucks for finding ways to have fun even as they try to ascend the Eastern Conference standings from their current eight-place perch.

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