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Report: NBA suspends Giannis Antetokounmpo for headbutt on Moe Wagner [UPDATE]

The Greek Freak lost it in Tuesday’s game against the Wizards and now he’ll be suspended for the final seeding game Thursday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards on August 11, 2020 at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

UPDATE: Aug. 12, 5:47 p.m. — Giannis has been suspended one game by the NBA for his headbutt on Moe Wagner in Tuesday’s game against the Wizards, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Antetokounmpo won’t play in the seeding-round finale against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. He should be ready to go for the the first round of the playoffs when the Bucks take on the Orlando Magic.

Apparently that toothache is getting to Giannis Antetokounmpo a little bit. The Bucks All-Star lost his cool against the Washington Wizards and headbutted Moe Wagner, prompting an ejection for a flagrant 2 on Tuesday night. Check out the video here:

Giannis picked up a foul and the two exchanged some words. Giannis came back and hit him with a headbutt, immediately getting tossed. You’ve got to be worried a bit about the Bucks in the bubble. They’re the favorites to win it all, they’ve been losing games, Giannis has been losing his cool too often. He needs to tame things back and focus on what’s important, not a meaningless game against the Wizards.