Giannis Antetokounmpo achieved the goal he set for himself when he entered the league. He is now an NBA champion with the Milwaukee Bucks. Many expected Giannis to leave the Bucks this season, after numerous disappointing playoff exits over the last few years. However, Giannis remained loyal to the franchise and signed a super-max extension to try to bring a championship to the city.
Now that he has done that, people are finally giving him the credit that he has earned. Antetokounmpo has always been one of the most dominant superstars currently in the NBA. But now, with championship experience in his repertoire, people are wondering who can stop the Greek Freak from absolutely tearing through the league in the years to come.
According to one legend, the player who is capable of that is residing in Tinsel Town. Former NBA champion and Milwaukee Bucks legend Oscar Robertson spoke to SiriusXM about Giannis Antetokounmpo in a recent interview.
He gave Giannis props for the way he has performed over the last few years, and especially in the NBA playoffs. Giannis was very reliable during the NBA Finals, especially when Phoenix appeared to build momentum. As far as who is capable of stopping the reigning Finals MVP, Robertson believes only one man has the potential to be able to do so - Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis.
“I am very happy it didn’t go away from Giannis. When they got down two or three points, they kept going to him…Man he delivered. He made some 12 or 13 shots that I haven’t seen him make before in a long time. If he can do that, I don’t know who can stop him. The only person I think has the size to have a decent chance at guarding Giannis is AD from the Lakers. No one else!”
Davis has been phenomenal since joining the Lakers but struggled with injuries this season. In his first season with the Lakers, Davis was a showstopper and rivaled Antetokounmpo in the race for Defensive Player Of The Year. But their rivalry will take an interesting turn now that both have an NBA championship under their belts.