Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a tough loss in Philadelphia on Friday against the Sixers due in part to The Greek Freak's poor free throw shooting.
As a result, Giannis stayed after to get some extra shots in but was met with pushback from Sixers forward/enforcer Montrezl Harrell who took the ball from Giannis as he was practicing free throws. After the exchange with Harrell, Giannis found himself confronting an arena worker who was using a ladder to attempt to fix or check something around the basket.
Giannis is seen telling the worker to move the ladder so he can finish his free throw practice before tossing it out of the way entirely. The confrontation and subsequent ladder toss had took many aback who haven't seen Giannis being hostile toward anyone.
In wake of the video going viral, Giannis commented:
“I never try to disrespect anyone, in any way shape or form [...] I feel like today was just unfortunate event that took place. I think people did not respect the fact that sometimes players want to get some extra work in. I think it’s unprofessional to kick somebody off the court or take the ball or whatever the case might be. Or put the ladder in front of somebody while he’s trying to do his job. We get paid to do this. They didn’t just pick us. We get paid.”