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“Giannis is already Shaq in his prime right now!”: Shannon Sharpe delivers a flaming hot take about the Bucks star after Milwaukee become NBA champs

Tonoy Sengupta

"Giannis is already Shaq in his prime right now!": Shannon Sharpe delivers a flaming hot take about the Bucks star after Milwaukee become NBA champs

Shannon Sharpe believes Giannis Antetokounmpo right now is as dominant as Shaquille O’Neal was during the prime of his career


Shaquille O’Neal may have called Giannis Antetokounmpo the next superman all those years ago, but we doubt even he knew just how great a player the Greek Freak would turn out to be.

2 MVPs, 1 DPOY, and now a Finals MVP along with a ring of his own. Not only has the Bucks star fulfilled the mission given to him by Kobe Bryant, but even evidently went far beyond it.

Now, with all his incredible showings in this postseason in mind, many fans have started to put Giannis in the conversation for all-time greats. But, what is his exact position? Which player’s position all-time, would the Greek’s ranking mirror the most.

While most in the NBA community have been incredibly hazy on this, it appears that Shannon Sharpe has a very clear answer to all this.

Let’s get into it.

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“Giannis Antetokounmpo is as dominant as Shaq”: Shannon Sharpe can’t help but make the comparison between the Bucks star and Lakers legend

From the very start, the NBA community has known about the similarities between Giannis’s and the Diesel’s game. Both players are about 7 feet tall and are dominant inside. Both have shown struggles from the free-throw line. Though, it must be said that the Greek Freak has shown the potential to actually be a very good shooter from the charity stripe.

More than that though, Giannis Antetokounmpo is a far more versatile player. In fact, many have even called him something close to a more polished version of Shaquille O’Neal at times.

Overall, their level of dominance is now being thought to be at a very similar level to each other. And it seems Shannon can’t help but agree. Take a look at the tweet below.

Frankly, we do agree with Sharpe to a large extent. But, the scariest part here is, Giannis is only 26-years-old right now. Technically speaking, he only scratched the surface of his prime.

So, given where he is already, who knows? By the time he ends his career, the Greek Freak could perhaps finish as a far better player than even the great Shaq could have hoped to be.

Also Read: Kendrick Perkins believes Charles Barkley, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki will be left in the dust by the Bucks star in a few years

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta


Tonoy Sengupta is a Senior Editor at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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