Giannis Antetokounmpo requested NBA stop selling shirt of him dunking on Tim Hardaway Jr.
Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo turned a lot of heads last month when he showed his insane athleticism by jumping over Tim Hardaway Jr. for a huge alley-oop dunk. Many reacted to it and took to their social media accounts, as it was truly incredible and left people in awe of it.
There were also a lot of merchandise of it sold, including shirts, as many wanted something to remember it with.
However, the Greek Freak doesn’t believe that should be the case, and requested the NBA to stop selling them anymore. He apparently didn’t think that was the right thing to do, and saw it as disrespectful to the New York Knicks shooting guard, according to Eric Nehm of ESPN.
He said after the game last night that he didn't think selling the t-shirt was the right thing to do. https://t.co/qdCGN0rXJe
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) March 10, 2018
Antetokounmpo’s gesture goes to show that he is a class act, and doesn’t want to gain more popularity at the expense of another player. He is already an established star in the league even before he pulled off the epic dunk, and is widely considered as one of the best young players in the league today. The Bucks have also complied with his request by deleting a previous tweet they made about the shirt.
It will indeed not be surprising if the NBA will stop selling the shirts soon, as they may also see it the way Giannis Antetokounmpo does. There are a lot of ways to remind the fans about the impressive play, especially on the internet, where a clip of the Bucks forward treating Tim Hardaway Jr. like an obstacle course ornament can easily be searched online, on different social media platforms and video-sharing websites.