With his back to the wall with his Bucks team, Giannis Antetokounmpo does not lose his extreme respect for Chris Paul. He demonstrated it with an oh-so-dithyrambic tirade for Point God.
The recent past allows fans of the team not to sink already. Winners of the Nets in the previous round after being 0-2 behind in the series, the Bucks will face a similar challenge in the days to come. Also badly embarked in the Finals against the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his teammates will once again have to show enormous mental strength.
In this type of perilous situation, logic would dictate that the latter should first try to regain the psychological ascendancy over their adversaries. The Greek Freak has yet decided to do … the exact opposite, bowing to the eternal talent of Chris Paul at a press conference this Saturday.
“This is year 16 for him. It’s amazing everything that he’s accomplished. ”
Giannis shows love to CP3. pic.twitter.com/8NY3nx1E1X
– NBA TV (@NBATV) July 10, 2021
He’s a very good player. It’s his 16th year in the league, and it’s crazy to see the level he’s showing after accomplishing so much. Growing up, we knew everything about Chris Paul. Now it’s the NBA Finals, you have to measure up against players like that, but yeah, he’s a great player.
He has proven it year after year after year, he’s helping his team in an incredible way right now. But at the end of the day, no matter how great you respect excellence, you have to go up against it and make it as difficult as possible. What does he has ? 34, 35 years old? 36 ?! Here.
Dominant since the start of the playoffs, Point God started the Finals at a very high pace. Faced with his average of 27.5 points, 8.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game over the first two meetings, Giannis can only express his admiration. However, he will have to be much more fierce on the floor, this Sunday, to prevent a defeat that is probably crippling in Game 3.
Chris Paul commands admiration, even in the ranks of the Bucks. In a climate of war, Giannis Antetokounmpo even takes the time to say all the good things he thinks about him.