“We Ain’t Taking No S*** From Nobody”: Giannis Antetokounmpo Irks De’Aaron Fox & Kings’ Coach Into Blasting Him in Post-game Conference

Akash Murty
|Published March 14, 2023

Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing some things of late which do not blend with how great of a person he has been in his close-to-10 years in the NBA. In the Bucks’ 133-124 comeback win against the Kings, he again ticked some people off with his actions.

It was Trey Lyles whom the Greek Freak bullied alongside other Kings’ front-court players after having a mammoth 46 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists game.

Maybe it still wasn’t enough because when the 2x MVP just had to dribble the ball out as the Bucks were winning the game, he danced around the Sacramento forward and probably even chirruped something in his ears which led to this brawl.

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De’Aaron Fox has some advice for Giannis Antetokounmpo

De’Aaron Fox, who himself had a terrific game with 35 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block, criticized the Greek international in the post-game interview and suggested he could have just dribbled the ball out, away from the face of a Kings players.

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Coach Mike Brown was angry as well.

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This is not the first time the 2021 NBA champ, who is also having a career year, has attempted something of this sort this season.

There have been at least three games where he pulled such an antic. And Math says more than twice is a pattern. But where is this coming from exactly?

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Giannis surely has some frustrations to deal with

In the game against the Lakers a month back, he did this to Dennis Schroder instead of quietly dribbling the ball out after a win.

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Last week, when the Bucks were winning the game 117-111 against the Wizards in the closing minutes, he attempted a rebound to himself. Again, instead of taking a dribble out silently.

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It can not be for nothing. Either he is angry because the MVP race is narrowing down to Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid leaving him behind, or he is done with his good-guy image.

It must be frustrating leading the number 1 team in the NBA in scoring and rebounds in your career year and still being behind two guys in the NBA MVP race. Let’s hope he gets through it without any more such antics.

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Akash Murty

Akash Murty

An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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