Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo inexplicably head-butted Wizards center Moritz Wagner on Tuesday and was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul that sent him to the locker room early.
Replays seemed to show intent behind the head-butt, and the MVP candidate could be suspended by the NBA following his ejection.
While passionate on the floor, Antetokounmpo is not known for having a hot temper. To see him go after a role player was surprising.
Giannis just did his best Zinedine Zidane impression.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 12, 2020
He got ejected.pic.twitter.com/legBlPR0iF
Social media, however, got a kick out of the unexpected incident:
Giannis thinking he’s a Buck-Buck pic.twitter.com/f7LBRxjHdC— Jayson Blackhair ☀️ (@N8veJay) August 12, 2020
Giannis trying to take the first round off pic.twitter.com/GVmlze4Zrh— Kevin Thang (@Skip2MyJays) August 12, 2020
Giannis reminding me that the greatest failure of Zidane’s career was not getting his money’s worth for that red card— Micah Peters (@micahpeters_) August 12, 2020
Khris Middleton on the bench watching Giannis head to the locker room early: pic.twitter.com/t7OzC0tXUe— Kane Pitman (@KanePitman) August 12, 2020
This is every parents wait till we get home face pic.twitter.com/UMBj7RWiEX— Sarah (@SmilinContender) August 12, 2020