Giannis Antetokounmpo is staring down a second-round playoff sweep by the hands of the Warmth after his Bucks had been outscored 40-13 within the fourth quarter of a 115-100 loss on Friday evening.
For a participant within the operating to win his second straight NBA MVP honor, such an exit would depart a stain on his in any other case sterling fame. He shot 7 of 21 in Sport three — together with an Zero-for-7 mark from deep — and watched Jimmy Butler put up extra factors than his whole workforce within the remaining interval (17-13).
Antetokounmpo, so typically the darling of social media for his type of play, acquired a healthy dose of criticism for his newest displaying. There have been additionally rising murmurs about how lengthy he’ll stick round in Milwaukee.
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Antetokounmpo is not the one one beneath fireplace due to the loss — coach Mike Budenholzer is taking blame for capping the minutes of his starters and never adapting to the brick-wall protection Miami is efficiently deploying in opposition to his prime weapon. Nonetheless, the star participant at all times takes many of the blame, particularly when he is the lead MVP candidate.
Here is a sampling of what folks had been saying about Antetokounmpo after Sport three:
I simply realized, the NBA makes guys go away the Bubble the day after their workforce will get knocked out…
WHICH MEANS GIANNIS MIGHT HAVE TO ACCEPT HIS MVP VIA ZOOM!
What is occurring???
— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 5, 2020
Milwaukee, say goodbye to Giannis.
— Mike Missanelli (@MikeMiss975) September 5, 2020
This y’all MVP tho. If this was LeBron y’all can be crucifying him lol
— Zigg ♻️ (@XaviercMiller) September 5, 2020