NBA: Antetokounmpo’s huge rant


NBA: Antetokounmpo’s huge rant

Published on October 5, 2022 at 2:35 p.m.

As he begins his 10th season in the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the best players in the league. However, he has often been the target of criticism, with some observers considering him a limited player. James Harden had in particular insinuated that with his physique, the Greek had only to « run and dunk ». The Milwaukee Bucks center feels it’s not enough and it takes hard work to become a great player.

Considered one of the very best players in the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo is not unanimous.  » I too would like to be 2m10 and just be able to run and dunk. It doesn’t require any special talent. I have to have special skills and learn them, and I clearly prefer that “, had declared James Harden about Greek. More recently it is Gilbert Arenas who had attacked the pivot of bucksconsidering that the latter did not understand  » really how to excel, how to progress, how to train your body. »

“It takes more than talent to be a great player”

Without naming them, Giannis Antetokounmpo responded to criticism about him.  » It takes more than talent to be a great player, and that’s what people don’t understand. You can be the most talented person on earth and still fail to reach NBA level. In the NBA it’s not a question of talent, it takes a lot more. Kobe had his consistency in the work, LeBron will start his 20th season, he has been excellent for 20 years… Jordan wanted to improve, this obsession, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant too “, confided the Greek international at the microphone of SiriusXM.

“For me, this is my greatest quality”

Giannis Antetokounmpo has his faults and he recognizes them himself. He also believes that some of his qualities are not recognized at their fair value: “ I’m not the most talented, I don’t have the best shot, I don’t have the best dribble, but I think I’m a very good passer. An underrated passer, for me it is my greatest quality. But what makes me a great player is the obsession I have for the game and the discipline I put into my job, it’s not my talent.. »

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