De’Aaron Fox clarifies his thoughts on Kings, Bucks brawl
The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings had some physicality at the end of their game on Monday night.
Emotions were running high as Giannis Antetokounmpo continued to walk and dribble the ball as the clock expired, and Trey Lyles might have felt a bit disrespected because of it.
Lyles grabbed Giannis and tried to take the basketball away from him, leading to Brook Lopez getting into it with him and other rivals.
When asked about the situation, Kings goaltender De’Aaron Fox claimed it was Giannis’ fault for not dribbling the ball.
De’Aaron Fox: “I mean, Giannis can just dribble the ball. That’s all he had to do, and nothing would have happened.
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While Fox may have a valid point here, in the sense that dribbling the clock is standard procedure and an unwritten rule, it’s not like Giannis shot or tried to show or dunk the ball while time had passed.
He was just crossing the middle of the field dribbling the basketball and waiting for the game to end; it didn’t seem disrespectful at all.
The Bucks were up double digits, and the game was already over, and it just seemed like Lyles was a little salty about the loss.
It’s been a while since the Kings made the playoffs, and this young team has shown a lot of pride throughout the season.
They fight hard and want to compete at the highest level every night, and that kind of competitive fire can sometimes get in the way of clear judgment.
Luckily, things didn’t escalate too much, and let’s just hope there won’t be any suspensions after this avoidable incident.
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