The NBA All-Star Game 2023 has finally come to a wrap and Team Giannis took the win over Team LeBron. Giannis Antetokounmpo picked Jayson Tatum, Ja Morant, Lauri Markkanen, and Donovan Mitchell as the starters to face King James’ team. As for the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, and Nikola Jokic.
It was one of the most-anticipated NBA games of the year, as the fans got the chance to witness all the best players in the world on the court at the same time. However, it did not exactly go according to plan for both Giannis or LeBron as the pair suffered injuries. LeBron suffered a wrist injury after hitting his hand against the rim when going for a block.
What injury did Giannis Antetokounmpo suffer?
The Greek Freak, on the other hand, opened the count for the game on the night with a dunk. But he decided to commit a foul on Luka right after to sit out. Bam Adebayo replaced the Milwaukee Bucks right after. Fans were not quite sure what happened when Giannis decided to sit out. Later on, reports mentioned that Antetokounmpo suffered a wrist injury and did not want to risk it.
Giannis opens the All-Star game with a dunk, then commits a foul to check out of the game, due to his wrist injury.pic.twitter.com/dWHoFrbIuH
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 20, 2023
Those were the only 2 points Giannis scored in the game. Despite his absence for the majority of the game, Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell helped Team Giannis to get the job done. Whatever the case, Giannis’ injury has brought major concerns to fans, considering how he has been performing for the Bucks this year. They are on a 12-game winning streak and Giannis’ injury would surely be a major blow for them.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will travel to New York Monday to undergo further testing on his injured right wrist, sources told ESPN.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 20, 2023
According to multiple sources, the Bucks star will travel to New York soon to complete medical testing on his right wrist. Giannis could be seen having trouble while lifting the All-Star trophy as well. He wore a brace over his wrist, which indicates the pain was unbearable. There hasn’t been any other update on his wrist injury. However, we can expect the Bucks or the player’s camp to disclose some information on his return date soon as the Bucks play the Chicago Bulls on February 24.