Giannis Antetokounmpo is better than this.
Those workers have instructions to do things at a particular time; even though you had a bad game, you shouldn’t take it out on them.
Furthermore, someone could have been injured by his actions.
Very disappointing to see this from Giannis.
Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted to practice free throws after his Bucks squad lost to the 76ers … and when several arena employees got in his way, he lost it, knocking over a 10+ tall ladder.
And the whole incident was captured on video by some fans who were still in the Wells Fargo Center Friday night in Philadelphia.
The Bucks lost to the Sixers, 110-102 … and Giannis dropped 25 points. But, he was awful from the free throw line, shooting 4-for-15 (27%) from the charity stripe.
So, after the game, Antetokounmpo clearly wanted to work on his free throws. But, several employees (unclear if they’re with the arena or team) were standing next to a large ladder, seemingly about to do something to the hoop.
Giannis walked up to the ladder and pushed it under the basket. A worker, appearing confused, moved the ladder back near its original spot. Antetokounmpo, clearly pissed, approached the ladder again, emphatically yelled something to the guy, and tossed the ladder, causing it to fall.
The video ends a few seconds later as GA is putting up a free throw.
Those workers have families just like Giannis, and I am sure they just wanted to go home on a Friday night and enjoy the rest of their weekend.
I hope Giannis apologizes to the workers and offers them tickets to a Bucks game or a nice steak dinner.
He needs to make up for his actions which aren’t a good look for him or the NBA.
Flip the pages to see the videos of Giannis knocking over the ladders.