LOOK: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gives love to Giannis Antetokounmpo
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 06, 2019 03:54 PM
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 6: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks slams a dunk over Tim Hardaway Jr. #3 of the New York Knicks during the game on February 6, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Giannis Antetokounmpo, despite jokingly saying that he'd "kill him" in a wrestling match, has a fan in 10-time WWE world champion and actor Dwane "The Rock" Johnson.
It all started earlier in the week when Giannis posted an Instagram video showing himself and teammate Pat Connaughton doing a Rock-inspired workout.
When reporters asked Giannis about it, he said that he was a big fan of the People's Champion. One writer in particular asked Antetokounmpo if he could beat Johnson in a wrestling match, to which he replied "I'd kill him" before quickly adding "I'm just joking."
Video of Giannis' answer quickly got to Johnson, who said "you don’t want this smoke, cuz I will slap your lips off into next week, son," but also offered Antetokounmpo a workout and some post-gym drinks.
“I’d kill him” 😂👊🏾— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 5, 2019
Love this dude. It’s why he’s an @NBA beast & the Bucks are #1 in the E.
But you don’t want this smoke, cuz I will slap your lips off into next week, son.
And by that I mean, let’s just get a workout in and enjoy some tequila after 😂🙏🏾👊🏾. https://t.co/gZcElqPYLd
The Bucks, despite losing to the Toronto Raptors today, 123-116, lead the NBA with a 27-11 record. Antetokounmpo is ninth in scoring, averaging 26.5 points. Recently, he took home the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month prize for December, and was the top vote-getter among Eastern Conference players in the first returns of All-Star Game fan voting.