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Dwayne Johnson Threatened 6’11” Giannis Antetokounmpo After NBA Star’s Violent Challenge

Published 05/16/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is arguably the best player in the world at the moment. And he is also one of the most loved. Giannis has a down-to-earth personality, and he is humble and is always in a fun mood. But when the time comes, he knows when to flip the switch and make the adjustment. But he also knows to have fun in his press conferences and once he casually challenged Dwayne Johnson and said he would destroy him. And the Rock responded on Twitter.

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Back in 2019, Giannis invited Johnson for a workout at the Bucks. And he even quoted the Rock’s famous line and said “I smell what the Rock’s cooking”. Then he was asked what would happen if he took on The Rock in a wrestling match.


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And Giannis said, “I’d kill him”. But he stated he was only joking and hoped that the Rock doesn’t get mad and respond. But the Rock responded.

Dwayne Johnson said Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t want the smoke

The Rock saw this clip and posted it on Twitter with a caption. He said,Love this dude. It’s why he’s an @NBA beast & the Bucks are #1 in the E.”. But he also warned Giannis that he shouldn’t dare to challenge him and said,” But you don’t want this smoke, cuz I will slap your lips off into next week, son.” But he also said he was just joking and said that he would be happy to get a workout in and share some tequila after that.

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The Rock is one of the most popular wrestlers of all time and he is also one of the greatest. From his wrestling career, he transitioned into Hollywood and he became one of the top stars there as well. He is also one of the fittest actors and he is, without doubt, one of the strongest. He is known to carry his gym wherever he goes.

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But Giannis is no less. Since his rookie year, he has jumped to new heights every year. He is now a two-time MVP, a Finals MVP, a defensive player of the year, and an NBA champion as well. He is the most dominant player in the NBA and is challenging the heights of Shaq in terms of dominance.



Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.