Giannis Antetokounmpo is a force of nature who really saved the Bucks from a disastrous second half against the Celtics in Game 4, with nine points in the fourth quarter including the game-winning tip-in. "Are you seriously trying to profit off not acknowledging a black customer (who inconveniently for the restaurant happened to be a famous athlete) despite according to numerous customers having open tables?"
Some on social media, however, weren't so pleased.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has expressed his desire to remain with the Milwaukee Bucks until the end of his career, much like Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, and Manu Ginobili have done over the course of 16-plus seasons in the league. That tweet blew up - getting hundreds of retweets and likes - with people furious Giannis wasn't seated in a timely fashion.
After the game, the Bucks' star headed to BelAir Cantina in Milwaukee, located on the corner of N. Water and N. Humboldt streets where he waited 10 minutes to be served before eventually leaving as he couldn't get a table.
But it looks like Giannis still got his victory dinner - and also went from wanting tacos to pizza.
Antetokounmpo's girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, then responded on Twitter to say everything was all good - they just had to settle for some pizza instead. The Bucks big win, thanks to his tip in and the team's great play, combined with today's spring weather had people turn out in droves to celebrate and we had quite a wait.
"We are very sorry we weren't able to seat Giannis in as timely of a manner as we would have hoped".
The Greek Freak is carrying the momentum of bringing Milwaukee to prominence and establishing himself as a perennial star for years to come in the league.
To make it up to the Greek Freak and Bucks fans, the restaurant will also offer free tacos with any purchase on Friday if Milwaukee clinches its first-round series against Boston Thursday night.
"I'm sure he has nothing but love and respect for everybody that helped him out in Milwaukee and all the fans that cheered for him, but his career is not about them".
The company said it will now hold a table on Thursday so Antetokounmpo can get the Mexican fare he wants after Game 6 in Milwaukee.