Giannis Antetokounmpo Gets Into a Heated Exchange With a Fan After the Loss to Lakers

Published 03/08/2020, 5:14 AM EDT
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As Giannis Antetokounmpo was walking with his brother Thiannis Antetonounmpo after the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss against Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, the duo had a heated exchange with a fan.

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A video surfaced on Twitter where a fan was heard calling out to Antetokounmpo saying, “Giannis you ate it in the a** today (roughly translated).” The Greek brothers didn’t take kindly to it and shouted back at him.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was coming out of a frustrating loss

The altercation with the fan came after a defeat against Los Angeles Lakers. Team with the two best records in the NBA were coming into the game where the Lakers eventually prevailed.

LeBron James led the Lakers in the win with 37 points, eight assists, eight rebounds. Antetokounmpo admitted he was facing one of the best players in the league after the 113-103 loss.

“I think it’s always good playing against one of the best players in the league,” Antetokounmpo said of James. “Like … you can feel greatness. All of this I’ve said in the past: That’s what I wanna be. Obviously, he’s one of the best players in the game. Really smart; you cannot be B.S.’ing against him. He’s gonna come at you. You gotta be ready to go, you gotta be ready to fight against him.

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“I think we were ready to fight. I think we did a good job. But at the end of the day, he’s going to get his shots up, and he’s going to get his teammates as well. He’s LeBron James — what can I say?”

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