Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo seems like a pretty affable guy most of the time, but during Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz there seemed to be a slight lapse in his demeanor.
During a break in the action in the third quarter, Antetokounmpo could clearly be seen arguing with Bucks assistant coach Sean Sweeney.
Cameras were on Antetokounmpo, who could clearly be seen gesticulating at Sweeney and mouthing, “I will f–k you up.”
Antetokounmpo had grabbed a rebound but lost the ball the play prior, which quickly led to a Jazz score by Thabo Sefolosha.
The Bucks later posted a video interviewing Antetokounmpo about the incident (seen above). The lengthy forward tried to play it off as natural competitiveness. “You always fight with your brothers,” said Antetokounmpo. “Me and Sweeny [are] OK. That’s what we do.”
Utah beat Milwaukee, 121-108. For his part, Antetokounmpo scored 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting, grabbing 13 rebounds and adding five assists.