Giannis Antetokounmpo kicks in Thunder sign after Bucks' slow start
From NBA.com Staff
Giannis Antetokounmpo was furious. Milwaukee, once again considered a contender in the East, trailed the unrecognizable Thunder 56-50 at halftime. The Greek Freak’s wrath seized on an unfortunate (and breakable) OKC team sign en route to the locker room.
It never stood a chance.
Well…apparently Giannis was a little frustrated with how the first half went. He just kicked a hole in this thing in the hallway 😂. pic.twitter.com/h35Vol7Fo3
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) November 11, 2019
Antetokounmpo’s anger — which also included biting through and ripping his own jersey — played at least a part in Milwaukee storming out of the break, outscoring the Thunder 37-24 in third quarter. The Bucks ultimately held on for the 121-119 win.
Victory in hand, the reigning Kia MVP was open, if slightly apologetic, about his rare flash of temper. Asked if he was surprised about the sign breaking, Antetokounmpo quipped, “I would have been surprised if it didn’t break.”
We had a good laugh at this response. Giannis also offered to pay for the sign or replace it with a Bucks one when the Thunder come to Milwaukee. https://t.co/SU6s54Mv3z
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) November 11, 2019
Antetokounmpo did offer to pay to replace the broken symbol of his Sunday night host. Luckily for Oklahoma City, the Bucks won’t visit them again until next season.