Several vulgar tweets were posted from Giannis Antetokounmpo's Twitter account on Thursday afternoon in an apparent hacking. The tweets were deleted within minutes and Antetokounmpo's account was locked shortly thereafter.
One tweet said, "I'm going to the warriors" but the rest appear to be crude.
Antetokounmpo addressed the issue Thursday night on social media. He wrote that he was "disappointed and disgusted that somebody would say the terrible things that were said!"
The official Bucks Twitter account confirmed the hacking earlier Thursday and said an investigation is underway.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts were hacked this afternoon and have been taken down. An investigation is underway.
— Milwaukee Bucks (at ) (@Bucks) May 7, 2020
Antetokounmpo's brother Kostas, a forward on the Lakers, said on Twitter that the Greek Freak's Twitter, phone, email and bank accounts were also hacked.
Giannis’ twitter, phone, email and bank accounts were hacked! He genuinely apologizes for everything that was tweeted and he will be back as soon as possible! The things that were said by this hacker were extremely inappropriate and disgusting!
— Kostas Antetokounmpo (@Kostas_ante13) May 7, 2020
NBA Twitter wasted absolutely no time coming in with jokes.
Giannis’s twitter account password and security pic.twitter.com/XDpjAeABfn
— Will (@simmons_szn) May 7, 2020
Giannis’ Twitter account was apparently hacked today pic.twitter.com/Co8xoRVY1b
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 7, 2020
Giannis once he gets his twitter account back from the hackers pic.twitter.com/mC647BISdm
— Depressed Basketball Fan (@EWilliams_22) May 7, 2020
Whoever hacked Giannis, we’re coming for you pic.twitter.com/i8A1pQgzJI
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) May 7, 2020
Giannis’ Twitter password must’ve been “Antetokounmpo34”
— Bryan Crawford (@B_Craw4D) May 7, 2020
I mean, Giannis getting hacked in May isn’t exactly a new concept
— Stevie Ray Baughan (@NotNickBaughan) May 7, 2020
Giannis is making even more history as the first NBA player to claim “I was hacked” after tweeting something offensive and actually be telling the truth.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) May 7, 2020