Former NBA Champion Roasts Celtics All Star Duo: “Giannis Saw He Didn’t Have Any Gifts Under His Tree, So He Decided To Take Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown Presents!”

Published 12/26/2021, 6:30 AM EST


As Giannis Antetokounmpo gave a great performance against the Celtics, scoring 36 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists, the Bucks beat the Celtics by 19 points (113-117). Fans had bookmarked this match-up as one to watch out for as the stars were expected to fire on all cylinders and Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly did so.

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During Antetokounmpo’s performance, ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins tweeted the following, “Giannis saw he didn’t have any gifts under the Christmas tree so he decided to take Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown presents! Carry on…”

Dec 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefly, Perkins wasn’t the only one who remarked at the way the Greek Freak handled himself on the court. From start to finish, his consistent pace throughout the game elicited several positive responses from fans on social media.

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Kendrick Perkins chimes in on Antetokounmpo’s performance

From the past games, the Milwaukee Bucks haven’t been very lucky as it is clearly visible that they did their best to win against the Boston Celtics in the second half. This is due to the NBA protocol, which resulted in many teams missing games. Having too few players to play, the Bucks lost 5 games because of failing to comply with league rules. Nonetheless, they had a solid second half.

Nov 26, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Against the Celtics, Antetokounmpo scored 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and assisted two times during the second half alone. Kendrick Perkins made his observations after seeing the performance of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum during the match. With 50 points combined, they made half the number of turnovers the team made. Unfortunately, at the end of the final fourth quarter, they couldn’t match the Bucks’ performance, resulting in a loss.

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This results in a subpar record of 16-17 which places them ninth in the East. While Giannis holds the third spot with a 22-13 record, he still has 1.5 games to qualify for the second spot.

Antetokounmpo’s performance against great players is really appreciated despite facing so many problems and missing out on an active strength of schedule due to the return of the COVID situation. 

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Let us know what you think about this team making a great show with their best performance and keeping the crowd engaged with their outstanding onboard games.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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