That’s exactly what former NBA veteran and current analyst Kendrick Perkins believes. It’s not often that a player of Giannis’ skill set continues to take such massive strides forward in his development each year. But that’s just the kind of player Antetokounmpo has become.
The attacking star is known for his possessive mind when it comes to his desire to be great. With the combination of height, strength and speed that Giannis has in his arsenal, his dominance on the court cannot be understated. Speaking recently on ESPN’s “NBA Today,” Kendrick Perkins went on to say he thinks Giannis Antetokounmpo is “the best basketball player in the world.”
Giannis Antikonmo is the best basketball player in the world.
Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to return the Milwaukee Bucks to the top in 2022-23
Throughout the 2021-22 NBA season, Giannis Antetokounmpo has continued to show why he is a dominant player. The Milwaukee Bucks have dealt with a number of injuries to key players throughout the season. This meant that someone had to step up for the Bucks to compete in the Eastern Conference.
That’s when the Bucks leaned on their star striker. Giannis went on to average 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game. It was the main reason the Bucks were able to keep running such a strong run in the second half of the season.
In the end, Milwaukee had to face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. To make things even more difficult, Giannis was without fellow co-star Khris Middleton. That didn’t stop Antetokounmpo from pushing the Celtics single-handedly to seven games.
Unfortunately, the Bucks were eliminated, but that wasn’t until Giannis showed just how dominant he was. During the series against the Celtics, Giannis averaged 33.9 points, 14.7 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game.
Now is the time for Antetokounmpo to attempt revenge after failing in 2021-22. So far he’s off to a great start, with the Milwaukee Bucks taking care of the road work against the Philadelphia 76ers. On opening night, Giannis went on to finish the game with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists.