Giannis Tried to Steal a Triple-Double, and the NBA Said “Nice Try … But No, You Can’t Do That”
The NBA announced today they’re rescinding Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 10th rebound last night against the Wizards and thus taking away his triple-double.
In case you missed it, the Greek Freak tried pulling a page from the Ricky Davis playbook to pick up his 5th triple-double of the 2022-23 season.
Not so fast, Giannis!
The league ruled that Giannis Antetokounmpo rebound didn’t count because the rules state that on a FG attempt, a player must have “intent to score” for it to count. Since Giannis clearly had zero intention of scoring, the league pulled back his would-be 10th rebound of the night against Washington.
To be honest, I’m pretty stunned that the league went back and took the rebound away. The NBA is such a player-friendly league and seems to always go above and beyond to make sure players are protected. For them to go out of their way to take the rebound away was a little surprising, but 100% the right call in terms of the rule.
Antetokounmpo still finished with 23 Points, 13 Assists, and 9 Rebounds on the night in a 117-111 win over the Wizards, so not a bad day at the office.