Shannon Sharpe believes Giannis Antetokounmpo right now is as dominant as Shaquille O’Neal was during the prime of his career
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.
“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.
Giannis is as dominant as Shaq. We never said Shaq didn’t shoot 3s or Shaq didn’t have a midrange game. Shaq was just dominant. pic.twitter.com/zKG2C1HlCC
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) July 21, 2021
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.