Giannis Antetokounmpo discusses ladder incident after 76ers defeat

Giannis Antetokounmpo discusses ladder incident after 76ers defeat

A 12-foot ladder fell during a heated disagreement between Milwaukee’s superstar and a stadium worker.

Giannis Antetokounmpo clashed with an arena worker and threw a ladder at a basket after the Bucks’ defeat to Philadelphia on Friday.

After shooting 4-for-15 from the line, Giannis Antetokounmpo shot free throws with a few supporters remaining in the building.

Postgame, Antetokounmpo missed his first five foul shots. Workers went onto the floor during a break in the two-time NBA MVP’s shooting.

One worker placed up a 12-foot ladder close to Antetokounmpo’s hoop. Antetokounmpo moved a ladder.

The staffer relocated it, angering Antetokounmpo. He approached the employee, had a heated conversation, then pushed the ladder, causing it to fall.

Antetokounmpo told reporters, “I never insult anybody.” “Today was a misfortune.”

Antetokounmpo told reporters he was asked to leave the floor when he started shooting free throws. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel showed Montrezl Harrell grabbing the ball from Antetokounmpo at the free-throw line.

Antetokounmpo departed to fetch two more balls and returned to see the ladder.

Antetokounmpo told reporters, “People will do what they want.” “Did I really lower the ladder? Nope. I pushed it and it fell, I guess. People will style it anyway they like. I’m aware. This court may have cameras. We can see somebody grabbing the ball and getting in my face. I’m not interested. I’m not sure whether I should apologise since the ladder dropped. After a bad free-throw night, I feel compelled to improve. Anyone with a night like mine would practise free throws. And if they don’t, they don’t care.”

Wells Fargo Center buzzed rapidly. Harrell, who was chatting to a group of people, including 76ers officials, walked toward Antetokounmpo and yelled at him for mistreating the employee.

Team staff were able to convince Harrell to turn around and go to the locker room.

Harrell tweeted, “Get the whole story.” “I asked the guy to leave so I could train, but he ignored me, so that’s what you get. Respect always! GOODNIGHT!

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