Former NBA player Eddie Johnson shared his views on the altercation between Montrezl Harrell and Giannis Antetokounmpo which took place last week after the game between the Bucks and 76ers.
The Greek Freak made just 4/15 free-throws in this game and went out on the court afterwards to work on his free-throws. Harrell, who spent the game on the bench, came out as well and took the ball from Giannis.
According to Johnson, instead of going at the two-time NBA MVP, Harrell should have asked for an advice on how to get playing time.
“I’ve never seen anything like that,” Johnson said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I’ve gone after games in my career and shot, other players have gone out numerous times. People think that this doesn’t happen all the time. How do you know? The game has been turned off. How do you know if you’re not in the arena or just got up and left?
“Players will come out and shoot all the time. if they can… Bottom line is why don’t they even shake their hands after game today? When they shake their hands after game, it’s like a fraternity. Game’s over, sportsmanship ‘Hey man, good game bla bla bla… Take care of yourself, see you next time.’
“So, if you go out there and shoot, Harrell you’re just shooting, you’re trying to work on your game because you’re not playing. Giannis, you had a poor night shooting free-throws, you’re taking shots because you are professional. That’s why you’re considered the best player in the game.
“And if you’re Montrezl Harrell, if you’re out there shooting with Giannis and you want to go at Giannis, dude what is wrong with you? If anything, you should have been there trying to get some advice on how to get your butt off the bench.”
This season Harrell is averaging 4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game for the Sixers.