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One of the dominating forwards in the NBA is Giannis Antetokounmpo, and 13-year NBA veteran Corey Brewer explained the nightmares of going up against him.
Antetokounmpo has cemented his place as one of the best in the league. There’s not really much to argue over on that front as the “Greek Freak” has back-to-back MVP awards under his belt. He earned these accolades due to his unguardable style of basketball.
“Giannis is tough. He’s still young and he’s getting better, too. Each time you play him, you can see that he’s getting better and that he’s adding stuff to his game. He’s one of those guys where anytime you play him, you’re like, “Man, this is gonna be a long night…” He knows his game,” Brewer wrote.
“Good luck slowing him down. Since he’s put on the weight and muscle, it made him almost unstoppable when he gets in the paint.
“It’s really great to see a guy like that reach that level. As a rookie, he was a skinny kid. It was kinda like, “Oh, he could be good. Yeah, we’ll see… He could be good if he works on his game.” Then, all of a sudden, he puts on the weight, he works his butt off and he gets the confidence,” Brewer further said about Giannis.
“Confidence is such an important thing in basketball. When you work your butt off and you’re confident, it goes a long way. That’s what allowed Giannis to become Giannis. He got stronger, he got better and, most importantly, he got his swag.”
The Greek native has not been proficient with his jumpers, and Brewer did not refrain from pointing it out. “Now, he has to get a jump shot. I’m glad he can’t shoot because if he was a knockdown shooter, he would be unguardable. Literally unguardable,” Brewer mentioned.
Source- Essentially Sports