Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the best basketball players in the world, but that doesn’t stop Andre Iguodala from thinking that former players could put him in misery. He notably cited one recently, and it is a rather fascinating character, difficult not to see a big tackle for the big man.
NBA champion, Finals MVP, double regular season MVP and Defenseman of the Year in 2020: without a doubt, Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most dominant players of his era. If the Greek interior has remained empty-handed this season, the fact remains that it remains to send heavy on the floors and we are far from seeing it stop in such a good way. The leader of the Bucks should therefore strengthen his status as an all-time athlete in the coming years.
All this, few people question it, but some still seem not to give it the credit it deserves. This is the case among the observers, with Skip Bayless leading the list, but also on the side of the pairs of the Greek Freak. On the sidelines of a golf tournament, Andre Iguodala released an explosive statement about the big boss from Wisconsin. According to him, a former player could have put it in his rear view mirror if he had been active today!
Rasheed Wallace better than Giannis?
Rasheed Wallace probably could have been a top five player in the league for 10 years. He just chose to say, “I’m going to do what I want in my corner”. He exploits and returns 3-point shots from midfield. No, he used mid-court shots with both his right hand and his left hand! If Rasheed Wallace played in the modern basket, if he played in the league today, he would be in the top 5 in the league. He would be better than Giannis Antetokounmpo, and I love Giannis.
Known for being one of the most mythical trash-talkers there is (he is notably at the origin of the expression “Ball don’t lie”), the Sheed is a character clearly apart in the landscape of the great league. Intrinsically, Iggy is right, he is one of the most talented players of his generation, an inside shooter before his time and capable of putting anyone in misery with his post shots. Champion in 2004 with the Pistons, it was not until his 15th season that he fell below ten points on average.
With his game profile, it is certain that he would have been a hit in the current league. However, although he was very talented in his time, would he really have been better than The Alphabet? It’s hard to believe, as the leader of Milwaukee has established himself as one of the best wingers of all time. On the fan side, we are just as skeptical about it, with some asking the Golden State veteran to come down to earth:
Come on Iggy
— YoungNarrow (@NarrowGaming) July 12, 2022
Are you serious, Iggy?
Andre Iguodala went strong, saying Rasheed Wallace would be better than Giannis Antetokounmpo. On the other hand, the opposition of style between the two men could have led to a hell of a face-to-face.