Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been removed early in the first quarter the past two NBA Finals games. It’s not his hyperextended knee needing a rest. It’s not early fatigue. It’s not jitters.

After being taken out with 8:29 left in the first quarter – just 3:31 into Game 4 – “The Greek Freak’’ explained why he is being yanked and got a splashy response.

“How do you guys say politely? I wanted to take a tinkle. A tinkle. I wanted to take a tinkle and came back. That’s polite, right? Both games,” the Nigerian-born, Greek-raised star said,

The press corps roared in laughter as Antetokounmpo smiled. Antetokounmpo helped cement the Bucks’ 109-103 series-tying victory with a spectacular, last-minute block on Deandre Ayton. The Suns center caught an alley-oop feed above the rim before Antetokounmpo flew up to swat it away.

Giannis Antetokounmpo talks to reporters after Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo talks to reporters after Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
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“I thought I was going to get dunked on – to be honest with you,’’ he said.  

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