A Milwaukee taco restaurant apologized Sunday after it was too busy to seat Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had just helped the team win a crucial playoff game against the Boston Celtics.
A Twitter user posted a photo of the basketball star at the restaurant, saying Giannis waited 10 minutes for a table, but no one helped him so he chose to leave.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a force of nature who really saved the Bucks from a disastrous second half against the Celtics in Game 4, with nine points in the fourth quarter including the game-winning tip-in. Dude just won Milwaukee a playoff game! This was, however, apparently not enough to earn him the right to skip the wait at BelAir Cantina in Milwaukee.
A Bucks fan tweeted a picture of Antetokounmpo and his companion waiting for about 10 minutes for a table before they left for another eatery. They're also offering a free taco promotion for fans. The Milwaukee Bucks big win, thanks to his tip in and the team's great play, combined with today's spring weather had people turn out in droves to celebrate and we had quite a wait. The restaurant later posted a message on social media apologizing for not seating Antetokounmpo in "as timely a manner as we would have hoped". But the National Basketball Association experiences the two superstars share are so rare, that the 23-year-old "Greek Freak" will do well to consider KD's wisdom.
Bel Air Cantina wrote on Facebook that it was honored that Antetokounmpo was present for a celebratory meal and expressed disappointment that the restaurant was unable to serve him promptly.
The restaurant announced that if the Bucks win the first-round series against the Celtics, they will offer customers a free taco at all of their locations, according to ESPN.
The company said it will now hold a table on Thursday so Antetokounmpo can get the Mexican fare he wants after Game 6 in Milwaukee.