Video: Giannis Antetokounmpo Ejected from EuroBasket Game for Unsportsmanlike Foul

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IISeptember 13, 2022

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo plays the ball during the FIBA Eurobasket 2022 Quarter Final basketball match between Germany and Greece in Berlin, on September 13, 2022. (Photo by Oliver Behrendt / AFP) (Photo by OLIVER BEHRENDT/AFP via Getty Images)

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who represented Greece in the EuroBasket 2022 tournament, was ejected from his team's 107-96 quarterfinal loss to Germany on Tuesday after committing an unsportsmanlike foul with 4:56 remaining in the game.

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Giannis was ejected from Greece's quarterfinal game against Germany following this unsportsmanlike foul call. <a href="https://t.co/kW9K2P6V2V">pic.twitter.com/kW9K2P6V2V</a>

Germany forward Johannes Thiemann grabbed a rebound, and Antetokounmpo swiped at the ball in an apparent attempt to knock it loose.

However, Antetokounmpo's forearm connected with Thiemann's face, leading to the ejection.

Antetokounmpo and Greece are now out of the tournament after going 5-0 in group play and winning their first-round knockout-phase game against the Czech Republic.

As for the NBA season, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will start playing on Oct. 20 against the Philadelphia 76ers.