NBA Fans React to Giannis Antetokounmpo Suffering Knee Injury in Game 4 Against Hawks

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks hyperextended his left knee while playing against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 on Tuesday night.


ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 29: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 29, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)


Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks unfortunately suffered an injury while playing against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. The injury occurred in the third quarter at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

Giannis appears to have injured his leg.

Prayers up 🙏

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 30, 2021

The 26-year-old later returned to the bench after being helped up off the floor by his brother/teammate Thanasis. The Bucks star walked to the locker room but returned to the bench shortly after.

The Bucks later addressed Giannis’ injury on social media, saying that he suffered a hyperextended left knee and will be out for the remainder of the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (left knee hyperextension) will not return tonight.

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 30, 2021

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has returned to the bench

— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 30, 2021

On the flip side, Hawks star Trae Young didn’t play in Game 4 due to a bone bruise in his right foot.

Breaking: Trae Young is out for Game 4 vs. the Bucks with a deep bone bruise in his right foot.

He exhausted every avenue to try and find a way to return to play, but a severe lack of mobility and significant degree of pain made it impossible, per @wojespn and @malika_andrews.

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 29, 2021

Giannis left the game with 14 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. The Hawks ended up winning the game 110-88.

“I don’t want to speak for him, I know just historically it’s impossible to keep him off the court,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said of Giannis. “It’s impossible to keep him away from his teammates, keep him away from his team.”

You can check out an assortment of reactions to Giannis’ injury below.

Awww nah man! WTF 🙏🏾 @Giannis_An34

— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 30, 2021


Mike Budenholzer to the refs when Giannis went down

— Jalen (@JayCraze23) June 30, 2021


How Giannis walked back into the arena

— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) June 30, 2021


mike budenholzer coaching without giannis

— 𝕮𝔬𝔲𝖗𝖙𝖘𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖗𝖘 🏀 🇺🇦 (@courtsiders_) June 30, 2021


“Trae is out game 4, this series is over.”

The Hawks:

— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 30, 2021


🙏🏾For Giannis

— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) June 30, 2021


Thanasis helped Giannis back to the locker room after he suffered an apparent knee injury.

— ESPN (@espn) June 30, 2021


Prayers up for Giannis. 🙏🙏

— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 30, 2021


Giannis coming back to the bench just to see the Bucks now down 20

— tony ravioli (@toeknee_28) June 30, 2021


Giannis returning to the Bucks bench like: 👀 #NBA

— insecure Al (@insecure_al) June 30, 2021



“How do you adjust without Giannis?”


— Master (@MasterTes) June 30, 2021


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