Giannis Antetokounmpo opens up about Kristaps Porzingis tearing ACL vs. Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been on the right side of a lot of spectacular plays in his young career, but he has also been there for a one of the worst play for the Knicks franchise in recent memory.
Antetokounmpo went up to try and block Kristaps Porzingis who was going up for a dunk attempt and when he landed Porzingis came down awkward and he tore his ACL.
Antetokounmpo has stayed quiet about the incident, but he recently opened up to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News of the unfortunate incident.
“Of course, not just about Kris Porzingis incident but I feel bad about anyone who gets injured,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s one of the toughest moments for the athlete. As you know Kris is a really good player, big talent. The league is going to be a lot better when he comes back. Hopefully, he can take his time, recover fully and we’ll all be ready for him and we’ll be really happy when he comes back.”
When the injury happened it was believed that it was caused because he landed on the Greek Freaks foot, but he doesn’t remember it happening that way.
“I don’t know if he stepped on my foot,” he said. “I think he lost his balance on the earth and didn’t land properly. I don’t think he stepped on my foot.”
These two guys are always going to be remembered because they came into the league around the same time and have started to take some big steps forward together, unfortunately, they will also be known for being apart of the play that tore Porzingis’ ACL.