MILWAUKEE — Playful jabs on social media between Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and celebrity Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are gaining some viral attention.
It all started when Bucks player Pat Connaughton shared a video on Twitter, alongside Antetokounmpo, challenging The Rock by saying, “You may look stronger than us, but we think we both can lift more than you.”
The video shows the two side by side lifting weights, apparently topping The Rock’s personal best of 460 lbs.
The Greek Freak is reportedly a big fan of The Rock and happy he responded to the video.
When asked if Antetokounmpo would have a finishing move in a wrestling match with The Rock, he responded: “I’d kill him. No, I’m joking. I don’t want him coming here being mad or try to kill me first — I’m just joking.”
Just hours after that video was posted, The Rock responded — and it was epic. In a tweet he said, “‘I’d kill him’ — Love this dude. It’s why he’s an @NBA beast & the Bucks are #1 in the E. But you don’t want this smoke, cuz I will slap your lips off into next week, son. And by that I mean, let’s just get a workout in and enjoy some tequila after.”
Maybe we’ll see a friendly matchup between the two here in Milwaukee.
“Hopefully we can get him to Milwaukee and get a workout in,” Antetokounmpo said in a tweet from the Bucks.