Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo fills rookie's car with popcorn

By Alex Butler

Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo pranked rookie Sterling Brown by filling up his car with popcorn.

The "Greek Freak" was the star of a video the Bucks posted this week.


Brown was first seen walking around the Bucks' facility saying he would "whoop somebody's [expletive]."

"So, he doesn't know what's coming," Antetokounmpo said in the video. "I told him, he cannot be talking like that. There is something called karma. You are going to get it back. So we've got a little surprise for Sterling Brown. We put some popcorn in his car. You gotta stay tuned. It's going to be fly."

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Brown walked out to his car and opened his door, as popcorn spilled out everywhere. He gave a shocked look when he saw his Mercedes-Benz SUV had been commandeered. Antetokounmpo screamed excitedly, proud of his scheme.

"This is what you get. Do your rookie duties, man. I need some towels in my seats every game. After every game," the "Greek Freak" said.

Brown said he knew who the culprit was, blaming it on Khris Middleton.

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"They didn't have to do popcorn," Brown said. "They could have done fruit snacks. They could have done something else. Popcorn, I'm on his head now. Rookies. I can't wait until my rookies come in."

Jabari Parker was also there for the prank, eating up the movie treat from the sunroof.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that it took 10 garbage bags to clear out the popcorn.

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Brown, 22, was a second-round pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Southern Methodist University product is the brother of Shannon Brown. He was traded to the Bucks in July. Brown is averaging 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game this season.

Milwaukee beat the Orlando Magic 110-103 Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks have another home game at 8 p.m. Friday against the Golden State Warriors.

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