Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo let his emotions get the better of him on Wednesday night. The Bucks talisman got called for a technical foul in the second quarter for arguing with a referee about a non-call, which was followed by a second tech early in the second half.
After dunking the ball all over Detroit Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart, Antetokounmpo decided to stare him down in a truly vicious moment. The refs, however, did not appreciate Giannis’ antics.
Fan Footage of Milwaukee Bucks Star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Ejection Surfaces
The game officials wasted no time issuing Giannis with his second tech for taunting Stewart. This meant that Antetokounmpo had to head to the locker room for an early bath, which the seven-time All-Star clearly did not appreciate.
Giannis attempted to argue his case — quite vigorously at that — which had his teammates holding him back.
Giannis just got ejected pic.twitter.com/DBN4Izqwii
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) November 9, 2023
A fan sitting courtside got a literal front-row view of the immediate aftermath of Giannis’ ejection. At that point, Antetokounmpo was still arguing with the refs. It appeared that the former back-to-back MVP even started taunting the game officials:
A clip of Giannis sitting down next to a Bucks fan and exchanging words with the referee in his recent ejection vs. the Pistons 😭
(via scoomer12/IG) pic.twitter.com/cRQgSc6Q2k
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) November 9, 2023
Giannis spotted an empty courtside seat and the 28-year-old decided to occupy it. He called on the ref multiple times to “come get me,” which seemingly pointed at Antetokounmpo’s unwillingness to leave the court.
Thankfully, cooler heads eventually prevailed, and Giannis exited the game without incident.
More importantly, the Bucks were still able to secure the win even without their superstar forward, 120-118.
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