Lonzo Ball’s reaction to Giannis airball in Game 2 is comedy for Bulls fans

Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

We love Bulls-Bucks drama, right?

From the one-sided bickering between Tristan Thompson and Grayson Allen, the two questionable fouls by Bulls players on Allen, all the way down to the actual dirty play committed by Allen on Alex Caruso– the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks have been a theatrical matchup since January.

That much hasn’t changed in the post season. Both games were nail-biters– Chicago finding a way to pull off the Game 2 upset and steal home-court advantage over the defending champs.

Game 2 featured blood, a double digit comeback, posterizations and of course viral bench content.

The latter came from Bulls starting point guard Lonzo Ball.

Ball is not playing in this series due to a meniscus tear that has had him sidelined since Jan. 14th. He is still game for clowning Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s shooting– much like the rest of the NBA. Antetokounmpo pulled up for a three in first quarter and came up extremely short. Ball, along with the rest of the Bulls bench, acted as if they were ducking from the ball followed by hysterical laughing.

Bulls fans on Twitter took note of the bench’s reaction and had their own fun at Antetokounmpo’s expense. Some fans, went to the comments to point out some of Ball’s airballs he’s shot throughout his career.

Ball and the rest of the Bulls bench poking fun at Antetokounmpo is fun in theory but when it comes to all-time greats, that type of behavior usually fuels them. As the Bulls look to take the series lead over the Bucks, a further motivated Antetokounmpo isn’t something they want.

Since they are already the underdogs, any added drama isn’t really needed on Chicago’s part– especially when the addition is by someone who isn’t going to lace up during this series. For the Bulls sake, hopefully Antetokounmpo isn’t taking this personally and set to make a statement. If so, the Bulls stars will have to be ready to back up their bench guys’ actions.