Kendrick Perkins claims Giannis Antetokounmpo got star treatment in suspension for headbutt

Kendrick Perkins
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Giannis Antetokounmpo got star treatment for headbutting the Wizards’ forward Moe Wagner, according to Kendrick Perkins.

The ESPN analyst claimed that the one-game suspension was unfair and any other player would “at least got two-to-three games”.

“Yes, it was unfair. This is not MMA, this is basketball. You cannot be headbutting people,” Perkins said on ESPN’s The Jump, per NBC Sports

“Giannis got star treatment because anybody else would have at least got two-to-three games, right? One game suspension for headbutting somebody? This is professional basketball. I do not think it’s fair. One game.”

Antetokounmpo was suspended for one game after receiving a flagrant 2 foul for the headbutt on Tuesday’s game vs Washington