“I Would Laid His Bum A** Out”: NBA World in Disbelief as Giannis Antetokounmpo Shown the Exit Door in Most Disrespectful Manner

Published 11/19/2022, 5:31 AM EST
Apr 22, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) brings the ball up court against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of game three of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo is probably one of the most loved NBA players at the moment. Therefore fans could not hold back when they witnessed their beloved NBA star getting disrespected. After a disappointing loss in the recent game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the ‘Greek Freak’ got into a minor altercation with 76ers’ Montrezl Harrell. And the NBA world is not happy with Harrell.

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The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Philadelphia 76ers by 110-102. The two teams faced each other at the 76ers home court, the Wells Fargo Center. After a poor shooting performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo, he left the court after the game only to return with two basketballs. While Antetokounmpo was shooting extra shots after the game, 76ers’ backup center Montrezl Harrell came to the court and took the ball.

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According to The Athletic, Harrell and a coaching staff member, Jason Love, interrupted Antetokounmpo and refused to give the ball back. The two did not give in despite repeated pleas from the two-time NBA MVP.

“This isn’t f*****g Milwaukee. Get that s**t out of there,” said Harrell, indicating that it was not the Bucks’ home court.

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But that was just the tip of the iceberg. The altercation further extended to the point that Harrell even reportedly threatened Antetokounmpo’s brother and teammate, Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

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The Athletic reported that when Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the court to make the shots, an employee of the arena interrupted his shots by pushing a ladder in front of the hoop. Despite asking the employee to remove the ladder twice, the employee refused his pleas. Annoyed by the constant refusal, the NBA champion tried moving the ladder out of the way himself, but he ended up knocking it over. Antetokounmpo later explained that he wasn’t being disrespectful and just wanted to “get some extra work in”.

However, seconds later, Montrezl Harrell went up to Antetokounmpo and took the ball from him. After the latter exited the court, his brother Thanasis went up to Harrell to talk to him. However, he only ended up getting threatened by Harrell.

“I’ll beat your a**. You better send that s**t back to the locker room,” Harrell told Thanasis.

As the incident came to light, Twitterati expressed their anger over Harrell for disrespecting Antetokounmpo.

Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

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Friday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers saw Antetokounmpo scoring 25 points with 14 rebounds and 4 assists. The NBA world is currently witnessing the Bucks forward shooting his career-worst, especially since the last two games.

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Siyari Debbarma

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Siyari Debbarma is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering from Abascus Institute of Engineering and Management. She previously interned at the Y-East Organization as a content writer.

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