- Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo loves to mean-mug, but he doesn’t want to get a tech for it. So what’s his solution? Look at the camera instead!
That’s what Antetokounmpo has learned after getting a tech himself in the past month. So on Monday as they faced the Chicago Bulls, the Greek Freak still did a mean mug but made sure he wouldn’t get punished for it.
On X, formerly Twitter, Antetokounmpo shared a photo of him doing a mean-mug. On his caption, he hilariously noted that in order to avoid a tech, one just needs to look at the camera. There are plenty of it in NBA games anyway.
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) December 12, 2023
Giannis Antetokounmpo is undoubtedly one of the funniest guys in the league. Who doesn’t know about his dad jokes? He always tries to have fun, and that much is clear on how he interacts with his teammates and fans on and off the court.
But hey, it’s not wrong to think that Antetokounmpo is also taking a subtle shot at NBA officiating with his latest social media post. After all, plenty of referees have been trigger-happy when it comes to blowing the whistle this 2023-24 season.
As Giannis Antetokounmpo would know, he was ejected in their November game against the Detroit Pistons after getting two technical fouls. It happened when the Milwaukee Bucks superstar threw a vicious dunk over Isaiah Stewart and proceeded to give him a brief stare down. The gesture earned him his second tech of the game, thereby resulting to his ejection.
There have been a lot more similar instances all over the league, and it hasn’t been great to see. Perhaps Antetokounmpo is taking the fun approach to put the league on notice.
Regardless, at least Bucks fans can be at ease that Antetokounmpo now knows how to avoid techs while keeping the same intensity and passion for the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Maturing as Leader for Milwaukee Bucks
While Giannis Antetokounmpo always tries to have fun on and off the court, it doesn’t mean he isn’t a great leader.
The 29-year-old forward actually started slow and held back against the Bulls, but when the Bucks needed him the most, he delivered. Antetokounmpo scored 20 points in the final 17 minutes of play (including OT), to make sure Milwaukee gets the W.
“Maybe if you asked me five years ago, I was 24, against the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs and the Detroit Pistons or we played Boston or the teams we played, maybe I wasn’t OK with that. I wanted to make something happen all the time. But now, no matter what happens I’m going to come back tomorrow and I’m still going to be me, you know?” Antetokounmpo explained.
With Antetokounmpo as their leader, the Bucks are definitely in great hands.
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