Giannis Antetokounmpo scanning QR mid-game to win free chicken wings sends fans into frenzy: “OMG so relatable”

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is well-known around the league for his captivating and comical personality which he instills amongst his teammates, friends and fans all around the world. From lame jokes to NSFW jokes and antics, the ‘Greek Freak’ has got it all in his bag.

After a dominant performance against the New Orleans Pelicans, Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared to be thoroughly enjoying himself. He took the opportunity to grab some free chicken wings from Wingstop, a unique gesture that sent fans wild and crazy as the star was goofing around.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scans QR for free wings

Earlier today, the Milwaukee Bucks thrashed the New Orleans Pelicans, 141-117. In a game that was one-sided, Giannis Antetokounmpo got the opportunity to indulge in some craziness as part of a collaboration between the Bucks and the local fast-food chain, Wingstop.

The collab featured an opportunity for Bucks fans to avail free wings if a player of the opposing team misses two free-throws in succession.

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Giannis was seen entertaining the fans with his antics via USA Today Sports

With less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Pelicans player Naji Marshall went on to the line to take his shots and he eventually missed both of them, giving fans the opportunity to get the scrumptious chicken wings. The crowd went wild after the second missed shot.

Despite being on the bench after his team took a big lead, he swiftly stood up and requested his personal phone. Holding his phone, Antetokounmpo promptly scanned the QR code displayed on the jumbotron which allowed fans to qualify for the delicious treat from the food chain.

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Giannis had a great night of basketball via Getty Images

Giannis had his share of fun on the court too. The mismatch against the Pelicans provided the right opportunity for him to shine, and he seized it without hesitation. Throughout the night, Giannis dominated both the paint and mid-range, scoring 30 points with an impressive 11 out of 16 shots from the field.

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Giannis scored a 30-piece before relaxing on the bench via USA Today Sports

Chipping alongside the Greek superstar was the duo of Brook Lopez and Damian Lillard. While Lopez scored 24 with efficient three-point shooting figures of 6 of 9, Lillard ended the night scoring 26, with 50% shooting from the field.

The dominance of the starters eventually gave way for the bench to get adequate playing time, who also performed exceptionally well in the blowout victory. In short, it was a night of delight for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Fans hilariously react to Giannis’ antics

As videos of Giannis’ playful moments circulated globally, fans and members of the NBA community couldn’t help but react strongly to the spectacle. Some fans expressed their joy and shared their opinions on Giannis’ antics on Twitter, while others criticized him for his actions.

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Fans were ecstatic with Giannis’ antics via Getty Images

A user, who enjoyed the humor, wrote, “Damn that was filthy.. prime banter.”

Another fan did not see the humor, saying ““OMG so relatable!!!” Giannis is just cringe at this point.”

Another netizen expressed his laughter saying, “Too funny.”

As Giannis and his team marched onto victory, it comes amidst a series of changes as the Bucks fired their HC Adrian Griffin and immediately signed veteran and one-time championship winning coach Doc Rivers to help the team figure their struggles on defense and also help maximize the usage of superstars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard.

What are your thoughts on Giannis’ antics in the Bucks-Pelicans game? Will the Bucks win the championship after the signing of Doc Rivers? We are eager to know your thoughts and opinions, so feel free to be comment below.


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