How Giannis TORTURED Himself For Missing Free Throws

24. Pro 2020.
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Giannis misses the game tying free throw and all of a sudden he’s the topic of all talk shows.
This is not worth the supermax, and he should work more on his shot and the pressure got to him...all of that nonsense.
Let me tell you the real story behind this, and how Giannis has been practicing free throws with his method of torturing himself.
What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
As soon as you see Antetokounmpo’s shooting mechanics, you’ll guess that he’s not the greatest shooter even if this is your first time watching him. So it’s no surprise that he is a career 72.2% free throw shooter. Extremely low for a player of his caliber.
So it’s simple, why doesn’t he practice it more? Hah, listen.
Do you think that you can transform this lanky body into a terminator by just doing nothing?
Do you think that you can get back to back MVPs by not going all out trying to improve?
The Greek Freak has a maniacal work ethic and desire to win.
And that is true when it comes to practicing free throws as well. So check out what goes on when nobody is watching.
In an article by ESPN’s Malika Andrews- the lovely Malika Andrews she explains the tourture that Giannis put himself through during his borderline psychotic offseason training sessions.
He would push his body to the extreme limit, through all the drills, the entire practice, plus some extra cardio, all of that in order to really feel drained, and simulate the ending of a game as close as possible. Giannis would then go to the line to shoot just 2 free throws.
And after the fatigue element, we now get to the pressure aspect of it.
If you’ve trained basketball, at a certain point I’m sure you’ve ran some sprints as a punishment for missing free throws.
Well, Antetokounmpo goes a step beyond that. If he misses- he gets to watch his trainers run sprints for him. Paying the price for his mistakes. Again, simulating the real game, he feels the pressure of letting his teammates down, so every practice, every effort to get better is not only for him, but for the team as well. That’s the type of a person that he is.
Malika also mentions a training session where Giannis’s wife Mariah was watching him. Along with their son. So, that day she was the potential victim in the case of a missed free throw. Those were the rules that day. The rules that Antetokounmpo had set.
And it really happened. After Giannis bricked one, Mariah ran sprints with little Liam in her arms.
I know exactly what he’s going for with this. I can punish myself all I want and I’ll be able to take it, but when the ones that are close to me are involved- the stakes and the pressure are that much higher.
So then, what exactly is the point of this video? He drained himself and shot under pressure in training, watched others run for him and ultimately when it mattered he still missed it. The narrative doesn’t fit.
Honestly my point is that I don’t necessarily define winners and losers only by wins and losses.
I love the hunger that he has and the desire to get better and better after 2 consecutive MVPs.
What he lacks in God given ability to shoot, Giannis tries to make it up with his maniacal work ethic and borderline psychotic methods of training. All in the neverending hunt to be the best he can. That’s why him and CP3 immediately comes to mind, Championship or no championship, those guys to me are winners.
And on that topic, for my outro today, if I miss this, I don’t have a place to run here, but I’ll drop down for 10 push ups. Subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

  • he needs to adjust in the weightroom so he can work on his shooting form. dwight howard had/has similar shooting mechanic issues as when you build your upper body up so much it restricts movement. I know he needs strength to be able to play the way he does but it's ultimately unsustainable for the duration of his career. He'd be doing himself a favour long term by really developing muscle memory and improving shooting mechanics for when the time comes that his athleticism drops off.

    Chris WorlandChris WorlandPrije 16 dana
  • Just practice shooting free throws then. 1k a day should fix it

  • Your shirt is racist

    AI3x PIaysAI3x PIaysPrije 20 dana
  • bro this is some ronaldo shit like ah fuck i lost imma make my son do pushups

    A PersonaA PersonaPrije 22 dana
  • Lovely Malika andrews

    Arjun ChoudharyArjun ChoudharyPrije 26 dana
  • equivalent exchange, dude put on the weights to get a hulk like strength then dropped his touch

    shantoocheeshantoocheePrije 28 dana
  • Get it going with the pushups bro👍👍

    Karl HaddadKarl HaddadPrije mjesec
  • Unfortunately there is no steroids for free throws

    A BA BPrije mjesec
  • Who watched him do the military push ups?? 👇 Leave a like

    jeandre pelserjeandre pelserPrije mjesec
  • How is he hood at shooting but not free throws and free throws are more calm you can stop look breath shoot for a jump shoot you have to run in 1 second shoot miss or make

    Mr MusicMr MusicPrije mjesec
  • Then he goes 1/10 from the line

    Automatic 93Automatic 93Prije mjesec
  • Whoever the shooting coach who changed his jumpshot from his first year in the nba deserves to be banned from all nba games and teams like wtf did yall do

    Caleb HobsonCaleb HobsonPrije mjesec
  • He used to be average at shooting but somehow just became really bad by removing his dip.

    Club 6Club 6Prije mjesec
  • Damn, such hard work and dedication. So inspiring. Currently shooting *checks notes* 58.6% from the free throw line. Wow, such an improvement.

    WilsonWilsonPrije mjesec
  • He brings the ball up and only shoots with his wrist as his only source of force, doesn’t use legs and as he brings the ball he waits so long to shoot it after he looses all that momentum

    No ThanksNo ThanksPrije mjesec
  • Whole Greece will be running at this point

    Emerald Eyed StarEmerald Eyed StarPrije mjesec
  • His awful technique is why he misses.

    A ZA ZPrije mjesec
  • I know he's working hard on improving the weaker parts of his game, but whatever he's done isn't paying dividends yet. Just saw him come off a game shooting 1-10 at the line

    mrawesomexyzmrawesomexyzPrije mjesec
  • Giannis used to be shooting 40% from the 3 but after he gained those 50 pounds of muscle he changed his whole form a

    SnxgzSnxgzPrije mjesec
  • Oh my gosh..

    Oldschool gamer and LoverOldschool gamer and LoverPrije mjesec
  • How does he talk like that

    Football 4 LifeFootball 4 LifePrije mjesec
  • I’m bad at shooting but not that bad but good to see he’s getting good at shooting

    Smokey PoopSmokey PoopPrije mjesec
  • ngl cp3 should go to lackers he would rlly complete them and they should trade kuzma for carmelo anthony

    Jayden RollockJayden RollockPrije mjesec
  • bruh if i miss and they have to run i would troll them by saying so you paying for lunch your answer better be yes :)

    Jayden RollockJayden RollockPrije mjesec
  • Everyone: watches video Me: trying to figure out why he’s wearing a shirt that say “White Kyrie”

    Khush DhamaKhush DhamaPrije mjesec
  • Wow this actually pretty smart I just got more respect for giannis 🤞🏽

    Ball out ZoBall out ZoPrije mjesec
  • Howard Liebengood

    meche ramirezmeche ramirezPrije mjesec
  • One mistake and everybody forgets all the right thing you did..thats the world we live in now

    LoW KiELoW KiEPrije mjesec
  • Ok the tittle makes it sound as if he put himself through the absolute worst.

    David AgbesiDavid AgbesiPrije mjesec
  • 1:02 now that is a workout not only for basketball

    Luke PersonalLuke PersonalPrije mjesec
  • I mean I’m not kidding he has been doing a lot better

    Owen CrowderOwen CrowderPrije mjesec
  • Is he gonna do Saitamas work out and become 7foot shaq pg or what cuz if his shot still whack, he ain't gettin no where

    Suppa_terrySuppa_terryPrije mjesec
  • Here's some tourtche, watch a morgz video and you can buy a casket for your funeral

    Hi ThereHi TherePrije mjesec
  • What a great idea!!

    The Encouragement KidThe Encouragement KidPrije mjesec
  • This is such a weird video and none of the things he mentioned is torture it’s a way of learning.....

    Random ass plugRandom ass plugPrije mjesec
  • Bro who the fuck said he didn’t train?

    Random ass plugRandom ass plugPrije mjesec
  • "what he lacks in god given ability to shoot" like giannis isnt one of the most genetically gifted stars... And shooting doesnt even have that much to do with your genetics its just practice

    PaperThreadPaperThreadPrije mjesec
  • He's a maniac

    Luc WijngaardLuc WijngaardPrije mjesec
  • He still sucks at free throws 🤷

    EliteElitePrije mjesec
  • giannis needs to get his free throw percentage to 80%+ and get some midrange/3/jumpers in his bag to be fully lethal

    Samjir BhuiyanSamjir BhuiyanPrije mjesec

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  • Giannis is a great player, but his jump shot is something else. He should try and revert to his rookie jumper, which was much more fluid than his current. But great video!

    Derek WangDerek WangPrije mjesec
  • 3:29 the NOTORIOUS seat shot from across his room never gets old 🔥🔥

    Simply JulianSimply JulianPrije mjesec
  • He dpesmt lack the ability to shoot they f up the mans form

    one nameone namePrije mjesec
  • 2:51 wait 🤣😎

  • Tortured himself? Not as much as kobe did. When Iverson dropped 41 on his face, or when Boston won 2008 Championship against “his” Lakers. It’s time for Giannis to level up his game, yes once again. He has to prove himself he got the Mamba Mentality. 🏀❤️

    Jacopo NotarberardinoJacopo NotarberardinoPrije mjesec
  • I’ll do the ten push ups for you.

    N21thebossN21thebossPrije mjesec
  • He’s going to make his whole family do sprints in the playoffs..

    Daniel AllyDaniel AllyPrije mjesec
    • Daniel Ally stfu

      MaxMaxPrije mjesec
    • @XangetsuHR t f u talkin bout

      Paraduze's StreamSniperParaduze's StreamSniperPrije mjesec
    • thats funny

      Dareapa GoatDareapa GoatPrije mjesec
    • @Jason Allen ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ratio

      KingUman30KingUman30Prije mjesec
    • @KingUman30 ratio

      Jason AllenJason AllenPrije mjesec
  • People think hes better than me 😂

    hof school threathof school threatPrije mjesec
  • Giannis only for pre season...hahaahhaha..its not a true mvp

    Bagani BlueBagani BluePrije mjesec
  • Imagine saying that a 6‘11“ Athletic freak of nature didn’t have the God-given ability to shoot

    Joey EntwistleJoey EntwistlePrije 2 mjeseci
  • His girlfriend's name is Mariah not Maria

    MeKrukama JahlalmalahlMeKrukama JahlalmalahlPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Giannis had a good jumpshot when he came into the NBA. But I don't know why he changed his jumpshot later so now he cannot shoot the basketball

    Destruction DudeDestruction DudePrije 2 mjeseci
  • Lol the lovely Malika Andrews. She’s lovely indeed 😏😂💀

    WhatizgoldWhatizgoldPrije 2 mjeseci
  • mans channel is miami vice theme, respect

    Alexander MylnikovAlexander MylnikovPrije 2 mjeseci
  • So we not gonna talk about the bad call that even put giannis there in the first place ? There was no foul he should have lost sooner .

    Declan KellyDeclan KellyPrije 2 mjeseci
  • sees @3:20, checks how much time is left on video, rip. White Kyrie best Kyrie

    g jg jPrije 2 mjeseci
  • He overrated period

    Jas -Jas -Prije 2 mjeseci
  • Cobra Kai style push up with knuckles

    Christophe RibeiroChristophe RibeiroPrije 2 mjeseci
  • I truly don’t understand that mentality he has. Missing the shot alone should make you feel like you let people down, how does punishing them help him in the long run?

    Morman FreeganMorman FreeganPrije 2 mjeseci
  • He needs to fix his jumpshot mechanics it’s so broken he needs more fluidity like in his rookie year although he shot less effectively he looked more comfortable.

    J PJ PPrije 2 mjeseci
  • This method shows his work ethic but, the only way to improve is to shoot millions of free throws. You are not going to improve your accuracy by making your wife run. It stupid and pointless. But he is the MVP, not me

    Santiago BonaventoSantiago BonaventoPrije 2 mjeseci
  • so what? He needs proper shooting mechanics and repetition until it becomes reflex

    D FungD FungPrije 2 mjeseci
  • White Kyrie??? Plzzz

    John Dela CruzJohn Dela CruzPrije 2 mjeseci
  • It’s not torture.

    Idek -Idek -Prije 2 mjeseci
  • Why would he do that to himself?! A free throw should be as natural as breathing at this point. No need to pressure himself.

    yaki sobayaki sobaPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Should have went to Miami

    Go GeoGo GeoPrije 2 mjeseci
  • All this Torture to lose to knicks 😂😂😂😂😂

    Tanuj KapkotiTanuj KapkotiPrije 2 mjeseci
  • I think in this situation he’s better off running himself 😂

    Anthony PhamAnthony PhamPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Giannis w that Nigerian blood 🩸

    emmanuel nwekeemmanuel nwekePrije 2 mjeseci
  • What the actual fuck, can someone explain to him that he needs to change his shot mechanics

    MareeejMareeejPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Dude is suicidal

    vankov_yurkvankov_yurkPrije 2 mjeseci
  • That's some anime protagonist mentallity, damn

    Crónicas AbsurdasCrónicas AbsurdasPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Andrew Wiggins would never 😂😂😂

    NatMeshNatMeshPrije 2 mjeseci
  • That’s amazing effort but he shouldn’t really do this. It’s a great method but his shooting form is the problem, not his mental. I’m not saying it won’t work but I believe he should work on fixing his form and having someone teach him to shoot properly. In his younger years he had amazing form but it’s changed so much and it’s become so awkward. Look up a video from BBallBreakDown and he talks about how his form changed from then to now. The video is called “What RUINED Giannis’s jump shot?

    September WankaSeptember WankaPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Cool shades bro 😎 2:51

    Emerald MasterEmerald MasterPrije 2 mjeseci
  • 2:51 Marcus Morris lol

    Drew AllenDrew AllenPrije 2 mjeseci
  • People act like lebron isn't a 75% shooter from the free throw line

    Mike DuggerMike DuggerPrije 2 mjeseci
  • I just think his shot mechanics needs to be fixed he is too stiff. He needs to be more relaxed and shoot the ball like a whip.

    zumbazumbaPrije 2 mjeseci
  • His work ethic is absolutely crazy only him lebron and kobe can be comparable

    teoteoPrije 2 mjeseci
    • How about other players....

      zumbazumbaPrije 2 mjeseci
  • I can understand why he chooses this punishment. Its simple. He doesn't feel pain when he does all this himself. He's just a demi god. Physically, he's got no weakness, so he's smart enough to know his own weakness to harm himself by hurting himself mentally. Dats how he's pushing himself. Wat a work ethic👏

    Lilamo ShitioLilamo ShitioPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Plot twist: Giannis’s wife is stronger than him

    旧念何挽旧念何挽Prije 2 mjeseci
  • what happened to the giannis that drilled deep 3s against the lakers?

    ninjedininjediPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Realtalk :Durant is better basketball plaYer than Giannis! 👌

    Sir-Leon AbuhanSir-Leon AbuhanPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Man just needs a better shooting coach and he'd be straight

    A can of Whoop AssA can of Whoop AssPrije 2 mjeseci
  • That man probably so strong he under shoot it try not to shoot it over the hoop he is good tho nice video

    Elardo FlemingElardo FlemingPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Too much pay for giannis and he cant even shoot a free throw

    Salamat SyapiSalamat SyapiPrije 2 mjeseci
  • So he doesn’t dedicate enough time improving his general shooting, instead he watches his trainers and wife run when he misses a free throw...

    Jorge CarrenoJorge CarrenoPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Dedication at its finest. Good form on the push ups tho 💪🏿

    hcasimir801hcasimir801Prije 2 mjeseci
  • I always knew Giannis was a g

    steelyfanz675steelyfanz675Prije 2 mjeseci
  • ToRtUrE doesn’t mean shit if he’s choking when it comes to anything besides running and dunking

    Jerry LindenJerry LindenPrije 2 mjeseci
  • 3:28 lookin like Giannis himself! Lol

    FrequentFinesseFrequentFinessePrije 2 mjeseci
  • damnn that’s smart but he rlly had his wife run with their baby, that’s lowkey fucked up

    Jenny ツJenny ツPrije 2 mjeseci
  • his shirt *”white kyrie”* 😂😂

    Jenny ツJenny ツPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Judging by the remaining length of the video when he said the challenge, I already knew that White Kyrie will brick his shot even before he does.

    Nate D GreatNate D GreatPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Bro just STFU

    dgill22gdgill22gPrije 2 mjeseci
  • if you punished your self every time you miss the shot, you are already bulk than gianis

    FACLESS DZFACLESS DZPrije 2 mjeseci