WATCH: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s embarrassing free-throw air ball sends Nets fans into a frenzy
If you think the continuous attempts of Brooklyn Nets fans to get into Giannis Antetokounmpo’s head during his free-throw routine is getting to the former back-to-back MVP, then you’re probably right.
In the second quarter of the do-or-die Game 7 matchup between the Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, Giannis ended up shooting an embarrassing air ball from the charity stripe amid all the jeering from the home crowd. As you would expect, the Nets fans in attendance absolutely went wild (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):
Giannis airballs a free throw and these Nets fans are letting him hear it 👀pic.twitter.com/Q9PjEpOpOO
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 20, 2021
The Nets fans have been counting down Giannis’ rather controversial free-throw routine throughout the contest. They’re clearly encouraging the game officials to call a 10-second violation on the Bucks star. While they never got their wish (at least not yet), Giannis rewarded them with an epic air ball.
To add insult to injury, Steve Nash called a timeout right after the missed free-throw, which allowed the home crowd to bask in their glory.
Antetokounmpo has been abysmal from the line this series, and the Nets fans are absolutely loving it. This could end up as a key factor for the series especially considering how many times Giannis goes to the line in each game. As they always say, every point counts.