Thanasis Antetokounmpo spurred a great movie reference through his post-game celebrations with Giannis and Middleton. LeBron James loved it.
It seems that Kevin Durant was left all alone despite having a superteam theoretically by his side. He’s been waging a lone battle all through games 5,6 and 7 after Kyrie Irving went down in Game 4. James Harden has been a far cry from his normal self due to injury limitations.
The Milwaukee Bucks started the game off pretty bad themselves. But Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday kept shooting through bad nights, eventually getting hot at the end. KD’s lone hand was, at the end, not enough to keep the Nets in these playoffs.
The Milwaukee Bucks have now progressed to the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2nd time in 3 years. Their bench celebrations after this game are a testament to just how much of a test this series was. They’ll be lying in wait for the winner of the other Game 7 between the Hawks and the Sixers.
LeBron James reacts to hilarious Thanasis video, fans pile on him
It seems that LeBron James can’t take a whiff of fresh air before his haters start questioning his motives. That’s exactly what happened after James replied to a hilarious tweet involving Thanasis, Giannis and Middleton.
How Thanasis celebrating the Bucks win with Giannis and Middleton pic.twitter.com/81U1jXM7vU
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) June 20, 2021
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 20, 2021
People were quick to take note of James’s tweet. There was a wide range of reactions, as is the norm with NBA Twitter. But it was a bit disconcerting to see people suggest that LeBron somehow relishes Kevin Durant losing this game.
James has been to 10 NBA Finals already, so a 2nd round game wouldn’t pique his interest the same way. He’s got friends and teammates all around the league. He’s picked KD on his All-Star team twice now, and they’ve never been at loggerheads in public.
Bro can’t even hide his happiness lmfao
— Weffrey Jellington (@jeffwellz) June 20, 2021
I know you’re smiling rn king😂
— remedzkiee (@charlessremedzz) June 20, 2021
It remains to be seen how the Bucks go up against the Hawks or the Sixers in the Conference Finals. What doesn’t remain to be seen, however, is the vitriol that fans constantly keep bringing up against players.