“I would take this player rather than Kobe, Steph Curry or Kevin Durant”
Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to dominate on the pitch, including during these playoffs. For an observer of the league, there is no longer any doubt: the defending champion is better than Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant in their prime. Just that !
Whether during the regular season or the post-season, Giannis Antetokounmpo don’t take your foot off the accelerator. The interior of the Bucks continues its festival on the floors, even if it suffered a setback with its team by losing in Game 2 against Boston. Awkward on this match (11/27 in shooting), the double MVP remains however still as dominant statistically, based on nearly 28 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists per game.
Unsurprisingly, a large majority of observers are on their knees before the Greak Freak, especially journalist Colin Cowherd. The analyst of Fox Sports is a huge fan of the Greece international, having even recently proclaimed thathe was better than Kevin Durant had ever been. Recently, he added a layer on the comparison between the two men, and even included a certain Warriors point guard in the discussion:
Colin Cowherd, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s number one fan
I’d bet everything on Giannis, if we were to compare the bonuses of their careers. First of all, I told you that I think the Bucks are going to have a dynasty. you have to hide Steph Curry defensively. And I know defense is only about 30% of the NBA, but Giannis is so dominant as a facilitator, defender, scorer… He literally stopped the entire Boston offense single-handedly.
As it concerns Kevin Durant, first of all, Giannis will age better and have a longer period of activity. Now KD is a great attacking player but he’s been physically challenged for about four years. Besides, he’s a wanderer. You never know, can you really build around KD? I know I can build around Giannis for the next 10 years in Milwaukee, and that has tremendous value for me.
It is easy to imagine that the fans of the two superstars will be angry to hear that, especially those of the Chef. Indeed, if it is true that Curry has long been singled out for his largesse in his own half, he has made great progress in the field for two years. Today, it even seems transformed in this sectoreven if we obviously remain far from the level of the DPOY 2020.
Nevertheless, this does not prevent Cowherd from persisting and signing his pitch, and he even had one last comparison to make. This time it’s Kobe Bryant which finds itself relegated to second place against The Alphabet:
Giannis is efficient at scoring. Also, Kobe was a very good defender for about 5 years but at the beginning and end of his career he was not. It’s difficult. I don’t like flash or glamour, I like midrange.
Giannis Antetokounmpo definitely doesn’t have to look far to find his biggest fan, it’s Colin Cowherd. The latter will no doubt be ecstatic if the Greek can pull off the back-to-back, in 2021-22.