Bobby Portis gets in Montrez Harrell’s face for taking Giannis down
Being the reigning Finals MVP sparks backlash from the rest of the league. Simply being a star makes a player targets of rival teams. Giannis Antetokounmpo completed the first task of his journey, last year, when he led the Bucks to a championship. Milwaukee won their first title in fifty years, beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6. The Bucks upset Chris Paul and Devin Booker in their NBA Finals debut, with the Phoenix Suns.
While the Suns have essentially cruised to the NBA’s best record, this season, the Bucks have struggled. For the first time, in living memory, the East is more competitive than the West. Because of this, the Bucks have fluctuated from the first seed to the seventh, this year. Currently, the East is being dominated by the Sixers, as Joel Embiid is on a run. Prior to this, the Miami Heat’s team play had them rolling, and they held first. Before them, DeMar DeRozan’s MVP play had the Bulls in first.
The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to get back into first and hold it down. Last night, the Bucks played the Wizards, on TNT. In the end, the Bucks got an easy win, but the game was chippy. Late in the game, Giannis was driving for an easy dunk, when Montrez Harrell shoved him. As Giannis fell to the ground, Bobby Portis was there, as the enforcer. Portis got right in Harrell’s face to let him know that play wasn’t appreciated.