Share this article

“Respect The Game But….”: Giannis Antetokounmpo Messes Around After Destroying Wizards With 40-Bomb

Published 11/20/2023, 11:58 PM EST

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

The Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s dominant run in this season continues, as he dropped yet another 40+ point game. The Milwaukee Bucks took on the struggling Washington Wizards on Tuesday, marching forward with a win. Notably, the team is currently on a 5-game winning streak, racing for the top of the Eastern Conference table. Meanwhile, the 2x MVP had an important message to the NBA world.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Giannis had faced quite a lot of trouble in the recent past. Recently, the star made the hoops nation look back at him, following a controversial call to eject him. Even the NBA superstar LeBron James took to his X handle to react to the call. Days after the questionable ejection call, he again caught the attention with his recent message via social media.

Giannis Antetokounmpo sends an important message to the NBA world


Article continues below this ad

In the game against the Wizards on Tuesday, the Bucks registered a comfortable 129-142 victory. Giannis dropped 42 points, supported by Damian Lillard with 22 points. He recorded the third 40+ score with a 54-point game as the highest among them. Moreover, he didn’t stop his domination only on the court; he took it off the court as well. Giannis has always been savvy when it comes to social media. He often shares hilarious pictures and opinions to keep his audience engaged. In that spirit, he took to his X handle and dropped a message to his followers.

USA Today via Reuters

He shared a picture of himself, staring close to a camera from a game, and wrote, “Respect the game, but you gotta have some fun with it,” along with a winking and laughing emoji.


Get instantly notified of the hottest NBA stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

While there isn’t any clarity behind the purpose of the tweet, it positively reflected the star’s off court persona.


Despite Claiming to Sleep in a Bucks Uniform, Giannis Antetokounmpo Doubles Down on Importance of “Winning” and “Better Situation”


Article continues below this ad

Interestingly, he not only brings his funny side through social media posts but also during interviews. Let’s find out about Giannis’ hilarious moment from an interview in China.

Giannis expresses his cravings for chicken feet

The star had a disappointing run in the 2023 playoff after losing to the Miami Heat in round 1 despite being the top-seeding team. Two months after the loss, the Greek Freak was seen cracking up two Chinese anchors with his sense of humor. When he asked the anchors to recommend something for him to eat, they reminded him of ‘Chicken feet’. The Bucks star immediately expressed his love for it and even made a deal with them to try it. Later he shared the video clip on his X handle and wrote, “I need me some chicken feet.”


Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story – Rumored to Join Stephen Curry’s Warriors, $228,200,420 Earning Giannis Antetokounmpo Follows Michael Jordan’s Footsteps to Gain Money Through Golf

What do you make of Giannis’ hilarious social media uploads? Let us know in the comments below.

Providing feedback will help us make your experience better.

The Fan's Perspective

Enjoyed Your Read? Let us know how likely you are to recommend EssentiallySports to your friends!

Least Likely

Most Likely



Written by:

Shahul Hameed


One take at a time

Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
Show More>

Edited by:

Sameen Nawathe