Shoving Giannis Antetokounmpo Ignites Massive Fight as 27yo Kings Star Grabs 7ft Bucks Player’s Neck at NBA Game

Published 03/14/2023, 6:10 AM EDT

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The current NBA season has witnessed many ugly on-court physical altercations so far. The Monday night game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings produced another brawl to the long list. It’s a usual sight to witness teammates standing up for each other on the court during a fight. Similarly, a Kings star’s disrespectful act against Giannis Antetokounmpo turned the court into a battlefield. A 7 ft Bucks star went up against the player while the teammates and staff swarmed the court, trying to separate the players.

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In the last few months, the NBA world encountered several violent mishaps both on and off the court. Notably, the Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant’s infamous gun controversy and the Donovan Mitchell and Dillon Brooks on-court altercation. Even though the refs brought the situation under their control during the Monday night fight, it still left the hoops community unsettled. 

7ft teammate comes to the aid of Giannis Antetokounmpo

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When the Bucks were looking to close in on a comfortable victory in the fourth quarter, the Kings’ Trey Lyles disrespectfully pushed Giannis Antetokounmpo. Following the push, the 7ft Bucks star Brook Lopez straight away went head-to-head against Lyles. The heated verbal altercation led the 27-year-old Lyles to grab Lopez’s neck.

 

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The duo pushed each other to the courtside while the players from the bench and staff swarmed in to separate them. Meanwhile, the Greek Freak nodded his head in disbelief.

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The staff brought the situation under within a few seconds and the referees ejected both players from the court with less than 15 seconds left in the game. The entire arena came alive for a brief period as the fans took out their cameras to capture the ugly fight.

The Bucks stay on top

After facing a rare defeat against the Dubs in their last outing, the Bucks registered a comfortable 124-133 victory. Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 46 points with 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Currently, the Milwaukee franchise stands tall as the best team in the season with only 19 losses and 49 victories. The team would look to repeat their 2020 glory in the playoffs.

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What do you make of the ugly on-court brawl during the Monday night game between the Bucks and Kings? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.
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