During the discussion on the ’48 Minutes’ podcast, the Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shared his thoughts on being compared to the next Hakeem Olajuwon.
“That’s a great compliment to be in the same sentence as Hakeem Olajuwon,” Antetokounmpo said. “One of the best international players to ever play this game. For sure the best African player to ever play this game. I loved his game. I always tried to study his game. I loved that he did it the right way; he stuck with his teammates and won two championships.
“If I can kind of take a few things from his game, or learn anything from the few days I’m going to spend with him, it’s going to be a blessing. It’s a guy I looked up to my whole life. It’s a guy my parents looked up to because he was the number one guy in Nigeria. He was the best athlete… in Africa.”
During the 2023 #FIBAWC, American athletics superstar Noah Lyles shared his opinion on whether NBA winners should be called “World Champions” 🤔
Giannis Antetokounmpo totally stands with him, explaining Germany is the only team that can do it now 🇩🇪https://t.co/I6S7yGGniY
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