WATCH: Sixers fan fleeces Giannis with a classic bait-and-switch to get his autograph before the win in Milwaukee last night
The Philadelphia 76ers got a HUGE win on the road last night in Milwaukee and if you saw this video trending on social media, you probably knew the game was over before it even started.
Sixers Fan Fleeces Giannis for Autographs
Oh baby. Get owned, Giannis. This girl is an absolute legend. Talk about a classic bait-and-switch ran to perfection. A Sixers fan in the heart of enemy territory rocking a Tyrese Maxey jersey, puts on a bunch of yucky Bucks gear, runs down to the tunnel entrance, gets Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign a bunch of gear, then scurries back to the stands to quickly remove the Milwaukee apparel and return back to her Sixers fandom.
Iconic, really. Maybe there is hope for the younger generation after all.
This all happened pregame before the Philadelphia 76ers fought back from an 18-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks on the road. 133-130.
Milwaukee entered last night with the longest winning streak of season at 16 games but got demolished in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 48-31 in the final frame.
The Sixers shot 12-of-21 from the floor, 7-of-11 from three point range, and 17-of-19 from the charity stripe.
Joel Embiid finished the game with 31 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds, which was highlighted by a go-ahead three pointer with just 41.4 seconds left on the clock.
The Embiid three was obviously huge. Hitting a go-ahead three on the road in Milwaukee made me feel things that I’m not going to write down because my mother reads my articles but if you watched the video above, then you definitely understand what I’m talking about.
When you paired the Embiid three with a vintage James Harden performance, it probably left you pinching yourself in front of the TV last night wondering if what you were watching actually happened.
Harden finished the game with 38 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds and was unstoppable in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 points in the final frame.
With the win the Sixers improved to 41-22 on the season and are now just four games behind the East-leading Bucks and 3.5 games behind the second place Boston Celtics.
The road trip continues on Monday night in Indiana against the Pacers and will end in Minnesota on Tuesday against the T-Wolves.