Giannis Antetokounmpo has earned a lot of comparisons lately thanks to his incredible performances on the pitch. The Greek player has taken the league by storm and won several awards in the process.
He became an NBA champion for the first time last week and practically earned his entry into the Hall of Fame. Giannis is only 26 years old and his career can only get better from then on.
In the past he has been compared to Michael Jordan. Still, most socialmediagossips believe that comparing it to Hakeem Olajuwon is more accurate. Kenny Smith, a former Olajuwon teammate, thinks the same way. The former point guard won two championships with “The Dream” and knows him very well.
In a recent interview with Bill Simmons, the former gamer-turned-analyst commented on the similarities between the two-time NBA MVP and his former teammate. ‘The Jet’ explained how similar Antetokounmpo and Olajuwon are in defense and attack (7:21).
“When you talk about Hakeem, you always say he’s adamant. He will help in defense, run back and fend off a shot. “
“If Hakeem had an offensive night, he would have 10 offensive rebounds. He could dominate the game on the offensive glass, namely three other superstars who could (including Giannis) … [Hakeem and Giannis] can block, you could be a great driver and can’t score. He [Giannis] can defend you in so many different ways. “
Giannis became the third NBA player to win the MVP and DPOY in the same campaign, emulating what MJ and Kareem did in the 90s. The Greek freak is just starting his legend in the association, and his résumé is already impressive.
After this season he is considered by many to be the best player in the world. Maybe it’s a long way to go now, but Giannis has the potential to end his career as the top 5 of all time and at least outperform Hakeem on the unofficial all-time list.