Giannis Antetokounmpo anger boiled over after the Bucks lost to the 76ers 110–102 on Saturday while the two-time MVP was practising free throws after the game, a strange scene took place with his ladder video viral
He went back out on the court to work on his free throws after a terrible night in which he made only 4 of 15 free throws. But as his shooting time was coming to an end, he saw a group of arena workers putting up a big ladder in front of the basket.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Knocks Over Ladder After 76ers Workers Refuse To Let Him Shoot Free Throws, Video Goes Viral
Giannis was NOT a happy camper after losing to the Sixers on Friday night, knocking down a ladder before shooting free throws 😳
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 19, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo walked away from the free throw line and seemed to talk to the workers at the Wells Fargo Center. When the workers didn’t move the ladder, the Bucks star pushed it out of the way. This made the ladder slide a few feet before it tipped over and fell.
He told reporters almost an hour after the game was over that he had “never tried to disrespect anyone.” He called the incident “a bad thing that happened.”
What Did Giannis Antetokounmpo Told ESPN About The Event?
Antetokounmpo told ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, “I went back out there to shoot, and there was a ladder in front of me.” “Then I asked, ‘Could you please move the ladder?’ “No,” they said. I asked, “Can you move the ladder, please? No,” they said. I said, “Guys, I have two more free throws, could you please move the ladder?”
When asked how people saw what he did, the 27-year-old said that he didn’t mean for the ladder to fall, but that he thought it was okay to put in more work on the court.
Giannis Antetokounmpo got into more trouble after the game Friday than just with the ladder. The Bucks star also got into a fight with 76ers centre Montrezl Harrell over the use of the court. Harrell was upset with Antetokounmpo because Antetokounmpo stopped him from doing his own workout after the game.
Harrell reportedly took the ball that Antetokounmpo was using before the ladder incident and left the court. He left the arena before reporters could find out what had happened. He then gave a short explanation of what he had done on Twitter.
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