Giannis Antetokounmpo Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2015

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Emotions ran high in the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 6 playoff loss to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, and that will cost forward Giannis Antetokounmpo a game next season.

According to K.C. Johnson of theΒ Chicago Tribune, the Greek Freak has been suspended one game for running over Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy:

K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

NBA suspends Antetokounmpo 1 game for running over Dunleavy. Also confirms Dunleavy's blow to MCW upgraded to flagrant but no suspension

As seen in this video of the incident, the 20-year-old rising star rammed Dunleavy to the ground:

Since the Bucks were emphatically ousted from the playoffs, the suspension won't take effect until the start of the 2015-16 regular season, per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders:

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

Giannis Antetokounmpo will be suspended for the first game of the 2015-16 NBA season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

Milwaukee let things get out of hand in Game 6 as it lost by 54 points, and that led to some ugly incidents, with Antetokounmpo's tackle standing out above the rest.

There is a great deal of intrigue surrounding the Bucks entering 2015-16 since they have a young, talented team with Jabari Parker set to return from injury. Unfortunately for them, though, they'll have to start the campaign without one of their best players. Β 

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