The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 109-103 on Wednesday night.
After the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo sat down for a session with the media when something of a viral moment occurred.
Rachel Nichols, who has been in the news for an uncomfortable racial controversy over the past few weeks, asked him a question. Antetokounmpo’s reaction was…interesting.
The moment in question speaks for itself:
Giannis’ reaction to Rachel Nichols asking him a question pic.twitter.com/Ag8GXchacu
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 15, 2021
Naturally, Twitter had some reactions to the exchange:
Giannis when he heard “Rachel” pic.twitter.com/qPFKSwE9TU
— Kody (@KodyxMartin) July 15, 2021
Giannis when he heard Rachel’s voice pic.twitter.com/lJVj5IcAQj
— Oumar (@oumard400) July 15, 2021
Bro is like why are you here
— sherifopp3 (@sherifopp3) July 15, 2021
That said, some people thought that Antetokounmpo’s reaction was the byproduct of his son sneaking off:
He was looking for his son who was running around like last game too
— D-®o©k (@DDMcGee23) July 15, 2021
It actually sounds like Liam was trying to make a break for it. Rachel laughs and says “he’s back there”
Guy trying to sneak off and meet Chris Tucker
— Alex Seifer (@AlexSeifer) July 15, 2021
Either way, the fact that such an innocuous exchange set off such a reaction on social media isn’t a great look for Nichols. Clearly folks aren’t moving on from her little scandal.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021