Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates Bucks’ first title in 50 years and his own 50-point Game 6 performance in the NBA Finals by ordering 50 chicken nuggets: ’50 exactly – not 51, not 49′
- Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated the Bucks’ first title in 50 years and his own 50 point achievement in a Game 6 win by ordering 50 chicken nuggets
- In a video posted to Instagram, Antetokounmpo showed himself rocking the Finals MVP trophy while being driven into a Chik-Fil-A parking lot
- Antetokounmpo politely asked a server if it was okay if she appeared in front of the camera
- Then he took his order, “Can I please have a 50-piece Chick-n-Minis – 50 exactly, not 51, not 49 – Chick-n-Minis, yes?” And let me have a big drink…’
- Antetokounmpo, an Athens native, has publicly celebrated his love of American fast food since moving to the country in 2013 when he was called up by the Bucks.
After propelling the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years with a 50-point Game 6 appearance against the Phoenix Suns, Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo decided to throw a fitting feast on Wednesday by ordering 50 chicken nuggets.
In a video posted to Instagram, Antetokounmpo showed him rocking the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP trophy in his lap with the Larry O’Brien trophy at his feet as he was wheeled into a Chik-Fil-A parking lot, where he was approached by an employee for his order.
“Can I have the 50-piece,” Antetokounmpo began, before politely asking the waitress if it was okay for her to be in front of the camera.
“Do you mind, don’t you?” asked Antetokounmpo.
“Sure,” she said.
“There are 150,000 people watching right now,” he told the woman, who responded by dropping her jaws and asking, “Really?”
In a video posted to Instagram, Antetokounmpo showed him rocking the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP trophy in his lap with the Larry O’Brien trophy at his feet as he was wheeled into a Chik-Fil-A parking lot, where he was approached by an employee for his order his
Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates with Larry O’Brien and Bill Russell trophies
Antetokounmpo politely asked the server (left) if it was okay for her to appear on his video, to which she agreed. Last night, he posted photos of his two new trophies (The NBA Finals’ Larry O’Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Trophy) on Instagram.
After getting that out of the way, Antetokounmpo was ready to complete his Chick-n-Minis order, which consisted of 50 nuggets on mini cookies.
‘Can I please have a 50 piece Chick-n-Minis – 50 exactly, not 51, not 49 – Chick-n-Minis, yes? And let me take a big gulp, no ice, half sprite and half lemonade.’
Later footage showed a small crowd gathered around Antetokounmpo’s SUV when he asked a Chik-Fil-A employee, “Release Chik-Fil-A for life?”
The man replied ‘that’s not my call’, but did offer a ‘Let’s go Bucks!’
“Thank you, goodbye,” Antetokounmpo said to the gathered fans as he left the fast-food joint.
Former Texan linebacker Emmanuel Acho especially liked Antetokounmpopo’s manners
The response from fans was enthusiastic. Not only did Antetokounmpo have a small crowd of loyal supporters around his car, but the response on social media has been overwhelmingly positive.
‘Giannis actually went to @ChickfilA and ordered a 50 piece on IG live!’ tweeted from NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, who, like Antetokounmpo, comes from a Nigerian family.
“The best part is that he used manners,” Acho continued. He said ‘please’ and asked if he could put her on camera. You must love Giannis!
“Giannis just rolled into Chick fil A to order 50 mini chicken biscuits to celebrate the title,” tweeted sports radio host Clay Travis. ‘Smart move. Love this man.’
Known as the “Greek Freak,” the Athens native has been very public about his love affair with American fast food since being drafted by Milwaukee in 2013.
As a rookie in January 2014, before he mastered the English language, Antetokounmpo famously tweeted about his first smoothie.
“I’m tasting a smothie (sic) for the first time,” he wrote. “MAN GOD BLESS AMERICA.”
As a rookie in January 2014, before mastering the English language, Antetokounmpo famously tweeted about his first smoothie
Antetokounmpo holds his son Liam Charles after winning his first NBA title on Tuesday night