The Milwaukee Bucks followed up on their numerous (fake) wrestling pre-game routines with last year’s MVP and second straight year All-Star captain Giannis Antetokounmpo pinning teammate veteran center Robin Lopez.
GIANNIS WITH THE SWEET CHIN MUSIC! 💥😂
— ESPN (@espn) February 5, 2020
After a “dazed” Lopez, who joined the Bucks in the offseason, signing with his twin brother’s team, falls to the floor, he gradually gets up—when Antetokounmpo sends him back to the floor with a vicious kick, finally tangling him up and having another Milwaukee teammate slap the “mat” signaling the end of the fight.
The Bucks match up with the New Orleans Pelicans in the Bayou on Tuesday night, two days before the NBA’s anxious trade deadline. Milwaukee could make minor improvements at the deadline, but they already own the league’s best record and a commanding spot at the top of the Eastern Conference. Perhaps other teams are intimidated by their wrestling skills.
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