That foul riled up Antetokounmpo’s teammate Bobby Portis, who didn’t appear to be particularly receptive to whatever explanation Embiid was peddling after the game:
Joel Embiid was called for a flagrant foul after this hit on Giannis 👀 pic.twitter.com/o4ACRAb1ch— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 19, 2022
Worth noting: Portis once broke the jaw of his own teammate in a fight during practice, so he’s not someone to take lightly. With those emotions still running high after the final buzzer sounded, Antetokounmpo opted to practice his free throw shooting. When Antetokounmpo refused to leave, Sixers reserve big man Montrezl Harrell channeled his inner 5-year-old and took Antetokounmpo’s ball:
Reason number 3,000 Bobby Portis is a real oneEmbiid tries to talk to him after the game about the Giannis play (I assume). Says “I promise you!” multiple times. Bobby wasn’t having it. #Bucks #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/y6vVlFR56O — Tony Clements (@TonyCMKE) November 19, 2022
Harrell had another heated exchange with Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis’ older brother and Bucks teammate:
Montrezl Harrell takes the ball from Giannis and tells him to GTFOH after Sixers beat Bucks 110-102 in Philly 👀#nba #nbabasketball #sixers #bucks #philly #giannisantetokounmpo #giannis #fyp #viral pic.twitter.com/RHFDPg55lD— Psychotic & Iconic Sports Podcast (@Psycho_Ico_Pod) November 19, 2022
Warning: The following video includes language some viewers will find offensive.
Giannis got spare basketballs to continue practicing his free throws. That’s when the ladder incident took place. Unfortunately for NBA fans, while all this simmering bad blood will undoubtedly make for appointment viewing, the Bucks and Sixers do not play again until March 4. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Trezz vs Thanasis pic.twitter.com/SvdMh6byzg— Ahn Fire Digital (@AhnFireDigital) November 19, 2022