According to Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, someday, Giannis Antetokounmpo could be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Dispatch from Brooklyn: Giannis Antetokounmpo is setting the NBA on fire—https://t.co/eTXpuVbnsh
— Dan Favale (@danfavale) December 2, 2016
The Greek Freak is a once-in-a-generation type of talent, says Kidd.
.@Giannis_An34 is setting the League on 🔥🔥 right now.
23 points, 8 boards, 8 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks, 0 TOs in 30 minutes last night. pic.twitter.com/LRHSwq3XIQ
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) December 2, 2016
The 22-year-old, $100-million stud is putting up averages of 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists for the Bucks (9-8).
Per Bleacher Report:
For a variety of reasons, Antetokounmpo’s rise isn’t talked about in these terms. He plays in Milwaukee. The Bucks aren’t a bona fide contender. He doesn’t shoot threes. Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double. LeBron James is basically right there with him. The Golden State Warriors exist.
“I don’t even think about it,” Antetokounmpo said. “I think my game is so versatile that, without even thinking about it and just playing hard and being in the right spot, you just fill up the sheet. That’s what I’m trying to do. I have the ball in my hands a lot, so no matter what happens, the stats are going to be there.”
“We have special players that we come across,” Kidd said. “LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. And Giannis is one of those rare players we’ll be able to enjoy for a long time.”