NBA G-league MVP Paul Reed has a nasty block on Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Sixers’ power forward had some words for the Greek Freak after blocking his layup.
The Philadelphia 76ers are hosting the 2021 NBA champions, Milwaukee Bucks, tonight. These two teams are top contenders to clinch the eastern conference. Though many waited to see this matchup during the 2021 playoffs, the Sixers early exit failed to give us this dream series.
Both the teams consist of dominant big men in Giannis and Joel Embiid. While the Sixers are off to a great start this season, the defending champions have been inconsistent, dealing with the absence of Khris Middleton.
The Philly team is the top seed, despite their All-Star point guard Ben Simmons being unavailable. However, the talking point of the match was rookie Paul Reed’s nasty block on Giannis.
The Bucks superstar is a career 1.3 BPG, and his block on Deandre Ayton during the 2021 Finals will go down as one of the greatest in Finals history. Thus with two-time MVP getting denied by a rookie, Twitter was bound to explode.
Twitter reacts to Paul Reed’s block on Giannis Antentokounmpo.
Reed’s block on Giannis had the 22-year old all hyped. The rookie had some words for the Greek Freek, who seemed uncanny about Reed’s hype. Thus Twitter couldn’t keep calm.
Paul Reed had words for Giannis after he blocked his shot pic.twitter.com/rVxEXagg9j
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 10, 2021
Giannis was like pic.twitter.com/TB8ZyHC9gw
— Chop Cheese (@LettusNoTomatoe) November 10, 2021
— nostra. (@iCarpeVinum) November 10, 2021
Out the mud Paul pic.twitter.com/j69hw4lu0x
— Iverson (@iversonbruhh) November 10, 2021
Relax, this man should humble himself.
— #NBABandWagon (@CasuaINBAFan) November 10, 2021
u own giannis
— ②① (@Embiid4MVP) November 10, 2021
Then he tried to activate his takeover meter and it did NOT work
— Rory. (@RawrEWreckz) November 10, 2021
Giannis would fold him like Jokic folded Morris
— WxIdo (@TheGodWaldo) November 10, 2021
He didn’t blindside Giannis Like Jokic
— (@Jaylen31055914) November 10, 2021
Jokic would’ve speared him for that
— CharmingTom (@CharmingTom3) November 10, 2021
In what it seems, Reed’s block earned him recognition. The Twitterati wanted to know more about the 22-year old power forward.