Raptors fan holds savage banner for Giannis Antetokounmpo
With the Raptors looking to close out the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals Game 6, one Toronto fan showed his support by bringing a banner that shows a playful mockery of Antetokounmpo’s name.
The 6ix isn’t playing around tonight 😅
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) May 26, 2019
Antetokounmpo undoubtedly has one of the longest surnames in the NBA right now, and the fact that his nickname in China directly translates to ‘Letter Bro’ speaks volume on how hard it is to spell and pronounce his name.
The Raptors fan’s use of Giannis’ surname is certainly brilliant, and it could well be in contention for the funniest sign in the whole playoffs (not that there’s a lot to begin with).
Interestingly, it’s also a great nod to last year’s trend when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Raptors. Internet trolls and Cavs fans then called the city “LeBronto” as a symbol that James rules Toronto. This time though, it seems fans doesn’t want a new ‘King’ in Antetokounmpo.
The Raptors currently lead their series against the Bucks 3-2 and a win at home will propel them to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Giannis and his Bucks failed to win Games 3 and 4 in Toronto, so here’s to hoping that sign won’t jinx it for the Raps.