The Philadelphia 76ers’ impressive win over the Bucks is deserving of plenty of headlines in itself. The shorthanded effort from the Sixers, led by Joel Embiid, was arguably their best result of the season and moved the team above .500 for the first time this year. However, it was the postgame extracurricular activities that have stolen the spotlight.
After a horrid 4-15 performance at the free-throw line during the matchup, Giannis Antetokounmpo came out to the court to work on his shot following the game. While the short clip showing the Greek Freak tossing the ladder to the side has circulated on social media, there is more to the story than just this. Rob Perez compiled a collection of videos from the Wells Fargo Center with time stamps on it to provide more context to the situation which can be seen below.
Have compiled videos from last night’s Giannis Antetokounmpo/Montrezl Harrell altercation into one here.
I included timestamps for the videos I was able, using the arena clock in background.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 19, 2022
Montrezl Harrell’s Thoughts
For context, the ladders are used to get cameras off the backboard and it is standard procedure to do this following each game. This has been the case all season and prior to Antetokounmpo tossing the ladder away, the procedure had just been done on the opposite end of the court where Harrell was shooting. It was not put there to prevent the Bucks star from shooting but rather with the intention of the employee doing their jobs. They also had to change out the court as the matchup against the Timberwolves will be a City Edition game and there will be a different design on the hardwood.
Harrell seemingly had an issue with Antetokounmpo being allowed to shoot because it was not his home arena. As the former Sixth Man of the Year barked at Antetokounmpo after he took his ball, “This isn’t f—— Milwaukee. Get that s— out of there,” per Joe Vardon of The Athletic. After walking down the opposite end of the court with the ball Antetokounmpo was shooting with, Harrell continued, “Yeah, I took the ball, get the f— outta here. I’m doing my f—— job,” according to …read more