Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA championship last season. Along the way, Giannis became the NBA Final’s MVP. The “Greek Freak” is also a huge professional wrestling fan.

Milwaukee is having yet another successful season. After the Bucks dispatched the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, Giannis celebrated his love of wrestling in his post-game press conference. The NBA star sported a Giannis 3:16 shirt in celebration of the de-facto wrestling holiday honoring WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

Austin was famous for swilling beers in the ring after defeating his enemies. Giannis, who doesn’t usually drink, did just that. The former MVP also wore a WWE hat as he entered the press area.

“Hola. I don’t usually drink, but I’m going to take a sip. [A reporter tells him to do it like Stone Cold] I can’t do it, I’m not that good.”


After taking a sip of the Coors Light, Giannis said it tasted nasty. He then quickly moved on to questions about the game. It was a short but fitting tribute to one of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s favorite WWE superstars.

The Bucks might have another chance to celebrate. Mikwaukee is sitting pretty in the #2 spot in the Eastern Conference. They might be celebrating back-to-back titles in the near future.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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