Atlanta Hawks Want Refs to Hurry Giannis Antetokounmpo Up

The Atlanta Hawks are only two games in against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals and already they've found something to complain about. Giannis Antetokounmpo's free-throw routine continues to piss teams off, and the Hawks are the latest team to file a complaint with the NBA.

The NBA does have a 10-second free-throw rule and appear to be ignoring it when Antetokounmpo is at the line. The two-time MVP ended up shooting eight free throws in Game 1 of the ECF and wasn't called once for the violation, meanwhile a couple of his shots approached 15 seconds.

A league spokesperson declined to comment when reached out to, and it appears the league is set to just ignore the rule for the rest of the playoffs. Meanwhile Antetokounmpo was called for the violation in the previous two rounds, so it makes you wonder why all of a sudden the refs are turning a blind eye.

This is what Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash said about the delay in the previous round:

It's not being enforced. We're trying to win a game; we're worrying about ourselves. I'm not gonna worry about if the league's calling 10 seconds on a free throw or not. If I really cared about it and put up a stink, do you think they would change, anyways? I doubt it

First Nash, and now the Hawks. Everyone is sick of the human rain delay.

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