“If Giannis Antetokounmpo Had a Handle…”: Carmelo Anthony Describes Bucks Superstar as a ‘Student’ of the Game

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Giannis Antetokounmpo having top-notch handles like Stephen Curry is a thought that will scare even the brawniest defenses in the league. On his newly launched ‘7PM in Brooklyn‘ podcast, Carmelo Anthony questioned about the chance however even he is aware of that the Greek Freak can’t “be good”. This dialogue got here up when co-host Kid Mero identified that there’s a narrative that Antetokounmpo “acquired no bag”.

He sought Melo’s opinion on how the athletic ahead is simply a “run and dunk” participant. However, Anthony disagreed stating that regardless of all the things, Giannis had already gained a championship and had achieved enviable success,

If he [Giannis Antetokounmpo] had a deal with, you understand what I imply, we will’t give him all the things,” opined the 2013 scoring champion.

He acknowledged that regardless of having “no handles”, he brings one thing “unmatched” to the sport. Anthony in contrast him to the former electrical dunker David Robinson and known as the Admiral, one of the finest gamers ever. Apart from that, Anthony referred to the 2021 NBA Finals MVP as a “pupil of the sport” and the way he has picked the brains of the biggest gamers.

I’mma[Giannis] have a mindset like Kobe, I would like the Mamba mentality. I would like the energy and power to run quick and soar excessive and dunk like LeBron. I don’t have the publish sport but however I need to be dominant on publish identical to Shaq or Dwight Howard,” expressed Melo, acknowledging the significance of studying, even when one performs at the highest stage in the league.

To his credit score, Giannis Antetokounmpo strives arduous to realize these qualities. He has turn into an all-around contributor and his help rely has been greater than 5 per sport for many seasons these days, as in comparison with his numbers initially. He is keen to turn into a higher shooter and though Antetokounmpo doesn’t hit a three each sport, he makes an attempt greater than two per sport. 

The Bucks Superstar is already an unbelievable participant. He can begin a dunk from round half-court. He handles the ball nicely in open-court conditions and might make a enormous distinction as a rebounder. If he provides high-quality dribbling, little question he could be one other addition to the GOAT debate of the NBA. But does he have to when he’s already a perpetual MVP candidate?

Giannis Antetokounmpo is having one other MVP-caliber season

After main the Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals final season, he has continued from the place he left off. Till now, the ahead has captured 30.8 factors, 10.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 blocks per sport on 60.4% capturing, and is presently third on the NBA’s Kia Race to the MVP ladder.

Giannis has helped the Bucks to 22 wins and 7 losses at the time of writing, simply a half-game away from the table-topper Boston Celtics. Considering their present seven-game profitable streak, they’ll eclipse the Celts quickly.

The Bucks are showing extra deadly this season as a result of the addition of Damian Lillard. The guard does a terrific job of masking up the Greek Freak’s lack of handles and capturing. To convey him by way of commerce, the staff parted methods with their 2021 champion two-way guard Jrue Holiday. So far, the transfer appears to have paid off. 

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