Some athletes celebrate a big victory by going to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, but not Giannis Antetokounmpo.
On Wednesday, Antetokounmpo took the team’s NBA championship trophy, as well as his own MVP trophy, through a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Brookfield, Wisconsin, to get some post-tournament chow.
Fittingly, he purchased a 50-nugget order to go along with the 50 points he dropped in Game 6, and documented the chicken run on social media.
Antetokounmpo admitted he hadn’t slept the night before, and referred to the trophies as his “babies.”
The Bucks seemed OK with it, based on the tweet they posted.
Fans at the Chick-fil-A quickly recognized Antetokounmpo after he placed his order. They started chanting “Bucks in 6!” around his SUV, according to Milwaukee station WISN.
Antetokounmpo even let one fan touch the NBA championship trophy.
WISN journalist Stephanie Sutton managed to corner Antetokounmpo after his trip and ask him the all-important question: Why did he choose to go to Chick-fil-A?
The basketball star put things in perspective: “I was hungry.”
Still, Antetokounmpo didn’t lose sight of the big picture. Knowing he’d never have more leverage in Milwaukee, he made sure to ask the manager at the Chick-fil-A if he could have free food for life.
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