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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Montrezl Harrell entered before the flight of stairs

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Struggles spilled over to the Greek Freak and an encounter with the 76ers’ Montrezl Harrell seems to have helped set off the incident on Friday evening.

In one of many first instances followers noticed this type of uncooked emotion from Giannis Antetoukoumpo, he angrily pushed a ladder apart as he tried to make just a few further pictures after Milwaukee’s 110-102 loss on the Wells Fargo Middle. Antetokounmpo, who scored 25 factors, needed to apply his free throws after one other poor efficiency from the charity vary, going 4-of-15.

The incident began with Harrell, who additionally needed to coach after the sport. Antetokounmpo was capturing his typical free throw routine and wanted to hit 10 straight pictures to complete the shot. He later informed reporters that he was seven years outdated and simply needed to complete. Harrell believes he ought to have the fitting to teach Antetokounmpo as he’s with the house group.

“This isn’t fucking Milwaukee, Harrell was recorded saying in accordance with The Athletic. ‘Get the shit out of right here.

The 76ers star caught the ball from Antetokounmpo and the two-time MVP begged Harrell to return the ball so they might apply collectively. The provide was declined and Antetokounmpo returned to the locker room.

The pissed off Bucs participant pushed a ladder out of the best way.
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“I respect all gamers,” Antetokounmpo informed reporters. “I do know some gamers do not play proper now, they need further work, they wish to work on their abilities and stuff, and I mentioned, clearly we will kick collectively. They mentioned, they informed me no, that is their court docket, I ought to depart. I used to be like, I’ve three extra free throws, I used to be on seven, I wish to attempt to make 10 in a row. I shot my eighth. He got here and took the ball away from me and I used to be very shocked. I really feel it’s totally unprofessional. I might by no means take the ball away from knowledgeable athlete when he’s attempting to do his job.”

Antetokounmpo then left with a brand new ball and went to the opposite aspect of the court docket, the place issues received very spicy with a 76ers worker, and it was caught on video. The worker arrange a ladder throughout the court docket to verify or repair one thing beneath the basket. Antetokounmpo, wanting to complete the shot, tried to maneuver the ladder, however the employee wouldn’t budge and he and Antetokounmpo entered it. The Bucks lineman was indignant sufficient to yell at one of many employees, tear off the ladder and throw it apart because it fell to the bottom. Nobody gave the impression to be damage.

“I by no means tried to disrespect anybody in any approach form or kind,” mentioned Antetokounmpo. “I really feel like right this moment is simply an unlucky occasion that occurred.

“On the finish of the day, persons are going to make issues look the best way they need them to,” Antetokounmpo mentioned of the ladder push video. “Did I wish to push the ladder all the best way? I completely do not. I simply tried it, I believe I pushed it and it received caught and fell off. However persons are going to make it look the best way they need.”

76ers Montrezl Harrell
Montrezl Harrell questioned Antetokounmpo’s free throws after the sport.
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Harrel later tweeted his model of what occurred when he had left the 76ers locker room when reporters discovered of the incident.

“Sure, be sure you get the total story,” Harrell wrote. “I ask the person if he can depart the court docket so I can practice, they needed to change the court docket as a result of he ignored me so hey, that is what you get! Respect is respect! GOOD EVENING!”

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