The highly anticipated matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks had a ton of action with Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo squaring off, but everybody is talking about what happened after the game.
There weren’t many fireworks during the game, but there were some afterwards, when Antetokounmpo got into a verbal argument with an arena worker and shoved a ladder down so he could practice his free throws.
This caused Montrezl Harrell and Giannis’ brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, to exchange words shortly after.
Harrell was upset with the whole situation and threatened Thanasis as the two were separated at half-court. What he said could be seen below:
“I’ve never tried to disrespect anyone in any way, shape or form,” Antetokounmpo said once he eventually spoke, more than an hour after the game. “I feel like today is just an unfortunate event that took place.”
“I respect every player,” Antetokounmpo said. “I know some players don’t play now, they want to get some extra work, want to work on their skills and stuff, and I said, obviously we can shoot together. They said, they told me no, this is their court, I should leave. I was like, I have three more free throws, I was at seven, I want to try to make 10 in a row. I shot my eighth one. Came and took the ball away from me and I was very surprised. I feel like it’s very unprofessional. I would never take the ball away from a professional athlete when he’s trying to do his job.”
Harrell later tweeted his explanation.
“Aye make sure you get the complete story,” Harrell wrote in his tweet. “I ask the man can he get off the court so I can workout they had to change the court over he ignore me so hey that’s what you get! Respect is respect! GOODNIGHT!”
Antetokounmpo had 25 points (10-22 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-15 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 34 minutes during Friday’s 110-102 loss to the 76ers.
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