The National Basketball Association (NBA) took away Giannis Antetokounmpo’s potential triple-double by removing his last rebound from Sunday’s game against Washington.
Giannis Antetokounmpo said that he cheated his way to a triple-double. It was reclaimed by the NBA.
The NBA made an adjustment to the statistics from the game that took place between Milwaukee and Washington on Sunday night and took away Antetokounmpo’s last rebound, which was the one that would have given him a triple-double.
He got a defensive rebound with around nine seconds remaining, fully aware that this would leave him one rebound shy of the perfect score of 10 rebound. He raced down the court with the ball, got close to the basket the Bucks were shooting at, and after hesitating for a second, he purposefully threw the ball against the basket’s rim and caught it after it had fallen through.
On Sunday night, Antetokounmpo admitted that he had “kind of stolen one.”
The statisticians working at the venue assigned him a missed shot and a tenth rebound for the action in question. The National Basketball Association looks through all of the statistics from each game and often makes adjustments to make up for mistakes or omissions; on Monday, it took away the last rebound.
Milwaukee won 117-111. Antetokounmpo completed the game with a total stat line of 23 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds. His average number of rebounds per game declined from 11.94 to 11.92 as a result of the change to the statistics; nevertheless, his shooting % increased from.538 to.539 as a result of the elimination of the missed “shot.“