Giannis Antetokounmpo is the reigning two-time NBA MVP and just got a 5 year/$228 million but unfortunately none of that mattered at the end of Wednesday night’s Bucks-Celtics game.
With less than 10 seconds to go in the game, Celtics star Jayson Tatum hit a clutch 3-point shot over Giannis.
Tatum opening night game winner over Giannis 😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/WhJh6Sqscl
— ESPN (@espn) December 24, 2020
With .4 seconds left in the game Giannis was able to get on the free-throw line after a controversial call against Celtics big man Tristan Thompson.
Giannis went on to hit the first throw but missed the second free throw which ended up costing his team the game vs the Celtics.
Giannis well short on the free throw, and the Celtics win 122-121. pic.twitter.com/qHm2y71MfE
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) December 24, 2020
NBA fans immediately mocked Giannis for choking in the team’s first high profile game of the season.
“Giannis with a free throw to tie it” pic.twitter.com/qEgpdA015l
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) December 24, 2020
The rim when Giannis shot that second free throw: pic.twitter.com/Sa9WYXqGpo
— Wale A. (@Wale_Based) December 24, 2020
— 🚫 No Baseball Podcast 😷 (@nobaseballpod) December 24, 2020
giannis at the free throw line like: pic.twitter.com/XS2fdhujv1
— buckets (@buckets) December 24, 2020