Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo hilariously reacts to Suns fans trolling during free throws
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has gotten into some trouble in these playoffs for taking too long to shoot free throws. Giannis has a very deliberate routine at the line, and he has been penalized for taking longer than the 10-second limit. Though, sometimes he actually gets away with it.
Because of this, opposing fans have taken to counting while The Greek Freak is at the charity stripe. Suns fans did this trolling during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and Giannis was asked about it after a game in which he went 7-of-12 from the foul line.
The Bucks star took it in stride and had a funny response to the situation:
“Of course I notice! 20,000 people yelling 1, 2, 3, 4…” 🤣
Giannis talks about fans counting while he’s at the free throw line. pic.twitter.com/qB4BhZf9eM
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) July 7, 2021
Giannis has had a rough go of it at the line the past couple of seasons after actually being a solid free-throw shooter earlier in his career, at least in the regular season. After shooting a career-low 63.3% last season, he improved that slightly to 68.5% this season. He’s at just 54.1% at the line in the playoffs and is a career 60.5% foul shooter in the postseason.
Antetokounmpo’s poor free-throw shooting could come back to bite the Bucks in these Finals, but on Tuesday it was just great to see him out there, even in a 118-105 loss. Giannis initially wasn’t expected to play due to his knee injury, but he worked hard to get back in time for the start of the Finals and was able to give it a go. He had 20 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 35 minutes of action.
Based on the above clip, Giannis was in good spirits after the game, and we’ll see what he has in store as the Bucks look to bounce back in Game 2. He knows he’ll have to be ready for more trolling at the foul line.