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#MuscleWatch: Giannis Antetokounmpo is already looking swole this summer

Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Four

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 22: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks turns up the court against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at the Bradley Center on April 22, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks defeated the Celtics 104-102. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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We know how Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been spending his summer. At least, we thought we did.

We were led to believe that Antetokounmpo was mostly spending his time eating America’s worst junk foods. The 23-year-old product from Greece has tried corn dogs, Kool-Aid, and Funyuns. However, Antetokounmpo has also been hitting the gym as was apparent in a recent Instagram post to his feed.

Those of us who have been watching Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee over the past couple of years have noticed him getting bigger, but this kind of size is exactly what we were hoping he would grow into when he entered the league at age 19.

Via Instagram:

For comparison, here is a photo of Antetokounmpo during his rookie year with the Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks v Portland Trail Blazers

Milwaukee Bucks v Portland Trail Blazers

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Muscle Watch is one of the more hilarious things we do during the summer as we all clamour for NBA content during the hottest months of the year. Dudes get bigger as they age from their teenaged years to their mid-20s. That’s just biology.

Still, Antetokounmpo is poised to be one of the best players in the Eastern Conference now that LeBron James has left for the Los Angeles Lakers. The ability to continue to use strength to move guys out of the way, in addition to his length and skill, has impact on his on-floor performance. It’s at least worth checking out.

Meanwhile, I’ve lost seven pounds this month. The point is, everybody out here is grinding this summer.

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