Colin Cowherd credits Giannis Antetokounmpo for his title but disagrees with his opinion on players moving to other teams to win
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s story has to go down as one of the greatest ones in NBA history.
He was a kid in Greece selling accessories on the street in order for food. He picked up a basketball incredibly late but turned out to have a knack for it. Played in the second division of the Greek league along with his brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Got drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks as a mid-first-round pick. Became a player that sent his parents most of his money. Became a star, a superstar. And now, an NBA champion with the team that drafted him.
It’s nothing less than inspiring, and he deserves all the praise in the world for the adversities he has dealt with. His championship especially though, is the one fans like to focus on.
Winning Milwaukee their first NBA championship in 50 years will do that to be fair. And of course, the length of that long drought wasn’t lost on Giannis.
As many fans know by now, he later went on to make some controversial comments about superteams, and how he chose the hard way out. And while most agree with him, it seems that Colin Cowherd has a slightly different opinion.
“None of these guys are taking the easy route!”: Colin Cowherd can’t agree with Giannis Antetokounmpo can’t agree with his perceptions on superteams
Now, to be clear here, the analyst did not say Giannis’ route to winning it all was easy. In fact, he seconded it. Well in a way at least.
He said the greatest dynasties in the history of the NBA, came about only after the star player decided to stay with his franchise. However, he just couldn’t agree with the concept of staying loyal to a team with no questions asked?
Why? Take a look at the tweet below.
“Giannis didn’t mention Michael Jordan, Magic, Bird… Almost all the great dynasties have been by guys that stayed with their team.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 28, 2021
To be fair to the analyst, his points about moving out of necessity, and especially about Damian Lillard are very true. However, we will also say that superteams are a lot easier to win with no matter what is said. At the end of the day, that is the reason they are made in the first place.
In fact, that is the reason the Milwaukee Bucks’ greatest obstacle next season are the Brooklyn Nets.
Will they be able to overcome it? Or will they perish next season?