The Philadelphia 76ers picked up an impressive team win over the Milwaukee Bucks in an Eastern Conference showdown. While the shorthanded 110-102 victory was a story in itself, there also were some fireworks after the game. Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the court following the victory after some notable struggles at the free-throw line during the matchup. The former MVP was looking to practice his free-throw shooting, but the Wells Fargo Staff were attempting to clean up for the night. A few lingering fans caught on video Antetokounmpo tossing the staff’s ladder to the side as they attempted to do their job so he could continue practicing.
— Dennis Moore (@dem389) November 19, 2022
There is more to this story than just this short clip. The Bucks star was out on the court for several minutes before the employees carried the ladder over. There were a number of Sixers fans who stuck around during the free-throw spectacle and let Giannis know they were aware of his struggles.
Weve broken Giannis (0-4 postgame) pic.twitter.com/5sMo2Jeqgo
— Dennis (@GipperGrove) November 19, 2022
Following his toss of the ladder, more sparks flew. Montrezl Harrell took exception to Antetokounmpo’s disregard for the Wells Fargo employees and let him know about it. He was guided away from the situation by Sixers and Wells Fargo personnel.
Montrezl Harrell was not pleased when Giannis did that. pic.twitter.com/KBCUgGdC8r
— Caden Salvino (@cadens25) November 19, 2022
Antetokounmpo’s Free-Throw Issues
The desire to practice from the charity stripe stemmed from his Antetokounmpo’s issues during the game. The superstar’s otherwise solid game was overshadowed by his struggles at the line. Antetokounmpo shot just 4-15 (26.7%) from the free-throw line en route to his performance of 25 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists. Fans were especially excited by the missed free throws due to the “Bricken for Chicken” promotion in which fans get free Chick-Fil-A for an opponent missing two consecutive free throws. The horrid shooting performance from Antetokounmpo earned all Sixers fans a free 12-count of chicken nuggets which can be claimed on the Chick-Fil-A app.
After going 26.7% from the charity stripe tonight, Giannis is still out here practicing free throws …read more