Even despite multiple nagging injuries, the Milwaukee Bucks are fighting their way up the Eastern Conference ladder.
Mike Budenholzer’s team has had a tough time replicating their success of the past years this season, mostly due to Khris Middleton‘s absence.
That’s why they need to fight with bones and nails every time they set foot on the court, but Brook Lopez may have taken all that way too seriously.
The veteran big man was ejected from their game vs. the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night in perhaps one of the funniest incidents we’ve seen in quite a while.
Lopez got tangled up with Raptors’ Gary Trent Jr., so he couldn’t think of a better way of freeing himself than by ripping Trent’s headband off his head.
Needless to say, the Raptors sharpshooter didn’t seem to care for that gesture, and neither did their teammates.
Things got kind of heated between both teams, with Lopez and OG Anunoby nearly getting into a fight, which only makes this hilarious incident all that more ridiculous.
Brook Lopez got ejected for taking Gary Trent Jr.'s headband 😅 pic.twitter.com/a57IJRBfvj
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 18, 2023
Eventually, the Bucks ended up on top with a much-needed 130-122 win behind Jrue Holiday’s 37 points.
Lopez scored 19 points with one rebound, one assist, two blocks, and three personal fouls in 29 minutes before that ejection.
With that win, the Bucks jumped to the second spot in the East with a 29-16 record, trailing the top-seeded Boston Celtics by four games.