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Leaked Audio Shows Giannis Antetokounmpo Feuding With Pacers Over Game Ball

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 11: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts during the third quarter against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on November 11, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER : User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s frustration regarding his game ball knew no end. This was during the Milwaukee Bucks‘ triumph over the Indiana Pacers last Wednesday night. The leaked audio helps users understand the situation better and why he was frustrated.

He Just Wants His Game Ball Back

This was after the game when he started to look for the game ball to commemorate his 64-point outing. After discovering that the Pacers took it to their locker room, he storms into it, trying to get it back.

You also see Antetokounmpo yelling at Tyrese Haliburton to get his ball.

“Go get the f–king ball! I just want you to know, you need to go get it!”

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You can hear security screaming at him to leave the locker room. After which, a few Pacers talked about keeping the ball away from him.

NBA insider Chris Haynes confirms with sources that he did get the ball in the end, thanks to the security.

However, there’s a possibility that it could’ve been a different ball, as the seven-time All-Star is unsure if it was the game ball.

Funnily enough, it seems that one of the Bucks’ staff grabbed the actual game ball. Meanwhile, it turned out that Antetokounmpo was chasing after the wrong ball.

Giannis antetokounmpo’s Frustration Was After The Win

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - DECEMBER 13: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks exchanges words with Tyrese Haliburton #0 of the Indiana Pacers following a game at Fiserv Forum on December 13, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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On the contrary, the Bucks forward had a historic night. He broke two extensive records: the team’s scoring record set for 17 years and his career high.

Firstly, Michael Redd’s 57-point game on Nov. 11, 2006, is now broken with the NBA champion’s 64-point explosion.

Secondly, he broke his career-high 55 points against the Washington Wizards on Jan. 3 this year with his whopping 64 points. No wonder Damian Lillard thinks of him as a cheat code.

Quite the narrative for the game. He broke records and chased after a ball he thought was right, only to find out it wasn’t.

Should the Pacers have kept the ball, even if it was real?