Giannis Antetokounmpo hilariously gets Philly cheesesteak lesson after Bucks’ win vs. Sixers
In the aftermath of the Bucks’ thrilling come from behind 109-105 overtime win against the Sixers at Wells Fargo Arena, the Greek Freak treated himself with a Pennsylvania staple snack.
While most players elect for burgers and fries as their post-game meal, the back-to-back NBA MVP couldn’t resist but chow down on the famous Philly cheesesteak right before his end-of-the-game interview.
Apart from getting his first taste of the famed Philly sandwich, Antetokounmpo even tried his best to sound like a local by getting the slang right. Here’s the hilarious interview shared by NBCS Sports’ John Clark.
You’ve gotta like Giannis’s personality
Had a cheesesteak after the game tonight. Learning how to say
“Whiz Wit” pic.twitter.com/lDBxVOa313
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) March 18, 2021
Whiz Wit, of course, is simply a shortened term for Cheez Whiz with fried onions, which is the main component of a good Philly cheesesteak. If there’s anyone more deserving of a hearty meal after that hard-fought match, it’s clearly the 26-year-old Bucks megastar from Greece.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks’ uprising from 19-points down at one point in the game and led his team to a roaring comeback for their fifth straight win. The five-time All-Star scattered all-around numbers across the board, pouring in 32 points on 13-for-22 shooting from the field, along with 15 rebounds and five assists in 43 minutes. He even drained his only 3-pointer of the game to sink the Sixers for good in overtime.
As terrific as the Bucks look right now, who have gone undefeated since the All-Star break, they are set to get even better following their acquisition of PJ Tucker from the Houston Rockets.
Giannis, for sure, enjoyed that Philly sandwich more than he should after that outstanding performance against the Sixers.