Bucks' Giannis Antetokoumnpo: Is there something wrong with having fun?



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Bucks' Giannis Antetokoumnpo: Is there something wrong with having fun?

After hitting several key shots inside the final minutes, Giannis Antetokoumnpo celebrated by sitting down on the court inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center and staring straight into the camera with a smile on his face.

"Is there something wrong with having fun?" Antetokoumnpo said. "I don't think there's anything wrong with having fun. I just like to have fun. In the first half, I was not having fun. I kind of, you know, talked to myself at the half and said, 'No matter how bad the game is, you can't forget what you have to do, which is have fun.'

"Obviously, there's a couple times where I exaggerate, but I don't want to take anything back. I wasn't thinking, 'Oh, I'm going to sit down.' I was having fun. I was talking to my teammates -- I was talking to them.

I was just trying to be in the moment. But I was just having fun."

Dwight Howard wasn't a fan of Antetokoumnpo's celebration

Sixers center Howard wanted to go and hit Antetokoumnpo but then he remembered he had one tech and if he had done something, he would have been ejected.

"I wanted to go and Stone Cold Stunner him, but I had already got one tech," Howard said, referring to a move popularized by WWE wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin. "It's basketball. He wanted to have fun, but we'll see these guys again.

Today we allowed them to get back into the game. We did it. We can't control that. "But he had a hell of a game. Hit some tough shots late at the end of the game, reigning MVP, and he had a great game. I'm not one to talk trash or say anything negative, but we'll see them again and it'll be a different result."

The Bucks played a horrendous first half as the Sixers were up 45-31. "We knew we were playing terrible on the offensive end, missing shots," said Bucks forward Khris Middleton. "But, at the same time, we all stayed together, we stayed positive and we knew there's a lot of game left and we'd have a shot as long as we kept playing defense and kept playing the right way on the other end. "At some point the game was going to turn and we were going to go on a run, and thankfully it did."