ORLANDO, Fla. -- Milwaukee Bucks star and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for the final seeding game of the season following a Tuesday night incident where he headbutted Washington Wizards player Mo Wagner.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news on Twitter.
The NBA is suspending Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Bucks’ final seeding game on Thursday for head bump on Wizards’ Mo Wagner, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 12, 2020
The headbutt happened while the Bucks were up 35-25 with 8:50 left in the second quarter. Giannis was charged with a flagrant foul and ejected following the play. You can watch the play below:
Giannis headbutted Mo Wagner and got ejected 😳 pic.twitter.com/vmRJuKqF5v
— ESPN (@espn) August 12, 2020
As far as suspensions go, this one is relatively meaningless for the Bucks. Milwaukee has already locked up the first seed in the Eastern Conference, and Coach Mike Budenholzer may have chosen to rest the Greek Freak before next week's playoffs anyway.
Giannis was previously suspended for one game to start the 2015-16 season after he shoved Mike Dunleavy, Jr. during a playoff match up against the Chicago Bulls.