Thanasis Antetokounmpo: NBA Fans Troll Forward After Milwaukee Bucks’ Man Was Ejected for Headbutting Griffin

Thanasis Antetokounmpo: NBA Fans Troll Forward After Milwaukee Bucks’ Man Was Ejected for Headbutting Griffin

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo is likely to face a fine after he was ejected against the Boston Celtics
  • Fans have ridiculed Antetokounmpo after he was ejected for headbutting Celtics' Blake Griffin
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo had a similar offense in 2020 but fans are more critical of his brother

Thanasis Antetokounmpo has landed himself in hot water and fans are not impressed.

The Milwaukee Bucks forward was ejected during his team’s game against the Boston Celtics after he headbutted Blake Griffin.

The incident happened late in the fourth quarter when Giannis' older brother was prevented from making a layup by the Celtics center.

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo was ejected from the game for headbutting Blake Griffin and fans are not impressed at all. Image: John Fisher/ David Berding.
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Antetokounmpo wasn’t too happy with the aggression of the Celtics man and lightly headbutted him after the incident, Sporting News reported. Griffin laughed off the incident, but players quickly got between the two before it escalated.

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The Boston player had more reason to laugh afterwards as his teammate, Jaylen Brown, hilariously offered him his facial protection mask.

Ironically, his brother, Giannis was ejected for the same offense in 2020. In that game, the 'Greek Freak' headbutted the Washington Wizards' Moe Wagner, USA Today noted.

While fans did mention Giannis’ offense, they weren’t as forgiving toward Thanasis for doing the same thing.

Many fans poked fun at the Bucks’ star, saying that he was only famous because of his brother and wouldn’t be in the NBA otherwise.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the headbutt:


“Blake laughing at him is awesome. Remind him that Giannis is the 1 reason he has a contract in any professional basketball league.”


“Dude's a scrub riding his brother's coattails.”


“This dude has no business being in the league. Eating another worthy player’s salary.”


“Imagine headbutting a legend when you average 1.7 minutes per game.”


“He wouldn’t even be in the league if it weren’t for Giannis. He’s so annoying.”


“I can stand this dude. Giannis is the only reason he’s still in the team/league.”

Boston Celtics crush Milwaukee Bucks

The race for the top spot in the East in the NBA continues, Sports Brief also reported.

The Boston Celtics proved to be strong contenders as they beat the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown starred as Boston secured a massive 140-99 victory.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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