Scottie Barnes’ Chat With Giannis Antetokounmpo Goes Viral

Scottie Barnes’ Chat With Giannis Antetokounmpo Goes Viral

Scottie Barnes has quietly emerged as not only the new face of the Toronto Raptors, but also one of the best young players in the NBA this year.

While he doesn’t have the mainstream name recognition of some of his peers, players around the league have a ton of respect for Barnes’ overall game.

This week, however, the 22-year-old went viral for something of a funny reason: a conversation he had with Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The chat largely speaks for itself:

As do the subsequent reactions:

Antetokounmpo has obviously been in the news recently for his complicated relationship with Damian Lillard and calling out the Bucks for being dysfunctional, so him being in the headlines isn’t a huge shock.

Barnes, however, is less used to the spotlight.

It will be interesting to see how he handles it.

Barnes is on his way to being one of the bigger stars in the next generation of top-tier NBA players. What his ceiling ultimately is, though, is definitely up for debate.

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Charles Kruger

Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7's go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.
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