WATCH: 6ft 6″ Zion Williamson Once Bullied ‘Ripped’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Under the Paint

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 22/01/2023

Zion Williamson is one of the best young players in the NBA right now, perhaps the best. And he’s doing it as someone with little to no production from beyond the arc. Heck, that lack of floor spacing ability was even the reason some thought the man would be a bust in today’s NBA.

But for the 22-year-old, that has turned out to be no problem at all. Sure, the man has tried to improve that part of his game, even succeeding to a certain degree. However, he hasn’t looked to force shots from there whatsoever.

In that sense, many would call him similar to Giannis Antetokounmpo. Still, not many expected the young man to dominate the Greek Freak in his rookie season.

And then it happened. A moment that will be remembered by NBA fans for a long, long time.

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Zion Williamson once completely dominated Giannis Antetokounmpo while trying to get the ball

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s body transformation is well-documented by now.

The Greek Freak came into the NBA as a skinny kid from Greece. And then, through extreme work and perseverance, he became an, All-Star, then a 2-time MVP, and then, of course, an NBA champion.

That’s a very touching story of a real-life underdog. But it appears that Zion Williamson had no regard for any of that during this little moment from his rookie season.

Brutal doesn’t begin to define what took place here.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s whole game surrounds his strength. So, for the 6’6″ Pelicans man to do that in his rookie season?

Absolutely disgusting.


Giannis Antetokounmpo was once honored by Shaquille O’Neal

On the topic of strength, there is a good chance Shaquille O’Neal is the strongest player of all time.

Because of everything he was able to do, the man once dubbed himself to be Superman. And there wasn’t an NBA fan on the planet who believed it should be argued with.

However, it has been a long time since Shaquille O’Neal was in the NBA. So, who should be the next to hold this title?

A few years ago, Shaquille O’Neal decided to reveal it for himself.

Of course, it was always going to Giannis Antetokounmpo. And aside from the little mishap with Zion Williamson, the Greek Freak has continued to do justice to it.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content 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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