Getting His “B*tt off the Bench” Advice for 76ers Star Makes NBA Fans Unite for Giannis Antetokounmpo: “Only Hope… Move to China”

Published 11/23/2022, 2:30 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 18: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket against Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers in the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on November 18, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers had the much-anticipated battle between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid. However, it is Giannis’ antics off the court that took all the headlines.

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After the game, Antetokounmpo wanted to practice some free throws. However, 76ers backup center Montrezl Harrell denied him the opportunity to do so, which resulted in an altercation. With the NBA world talking about this issue, a former NBA player bashed Harrell for his actions which have compelled fans on Twitter to jump into the conversation.

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After confrontation with Giannis Antetokounmpo, 76ers player trolled by fans on social media

Montrezl Harrell and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been all over the news for all the wrong reasons recently. They had an ugly altercation after their match recently, that started with Giannis wanting to practice free throws.

Harrell took the ball from the Greek Freak and refused to give it back. Subsequently, a verbal altercation ensued between them. Shortly after, Giannis left the court and returned with two basketballs in order to practice.

However, he was denied once again as a staff member put a large ladder right in front of the hoop. A visibly frustrated Antetokounmpo pushed the ladder causing it to fall down. The clip of this chaotic altercation has since went viral on the Internet. And it now has the whole world talking.

Recently, former NBA player, Eddie Johnson, sided with Antetokounmpo on the issue. In fact, he said, “What is wrong with you? You should have been trying to get some advice on how to get your butt off the bench.”

Meanwhile, fans flooded social media with their reactions and opinions. Here are some of the best reactions to Johnson’s statement.

As the above reactions suggest, fans are siding with the former NBA champion and two-time MVP in this situation. 

Antetokounmpo had a horror show from the free throw line

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The Milwaukee Bucks faced the Philadelphia 76ers in a much-hyped match recently. The 76ers dominated the game to win 110-102 on their home court.

Antetokounmpo had a shocking outing in terms of his free throws. He shot 4-of-15 from the line during the game and he ended the game with 25 points, 4 assists, and 14 rebounds. On the other hand, Joel Embiid dominated and had 32 points, 8 assists, and 11 rebounds. (Source: ESPN)

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WATCH THIS STORY: His Exquisite Double-Pump Layup, 50-Point Display in an NBA Finals Game & Other Times When Giannis Antetokounmpo Reminded Why He is The ‘Greek Freak’

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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