Every player has weaknesses, and that even applies to NBA superstars. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a ferocious athlete who can finish in the interior at will. Despite his amazing numbers and finishing ability, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been criticized by many for his weaknesses, such as his inability to shoot the basketball at a high level.
However, even though his game has some holes, Giannis Antetokounmpo has brought his team to the Finals by doing the things that he is good at. Shannon Sharpe has recently commented on Giannis Antetokounmpo and suggested that despite his weaknesses, Giannis Antetokounmpo has accomplished a lot in the NBA. (0:12)
He can't shoot the ball like a Kevin Durant. He's not flashy with handling the ball like Dame Lillard or Steph Curry. He doesn't iso, step back and shoot like James Harden. He's not as accomplished or as charismatic as LeBron James.
For a guy that can't can't can't can't, he’s a two-time league MVP, A Defensive Player of The Year, and he’s on the cusp of winning the title and being Finals MVP. That's a hell of an accomplishment, for a guy that's got a lot of can't (s)... Giannis is dominant, he's as dominant a big man as we've seen since Shaq. That's facts.
Even if Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn't do flashy perimeter moves and shoot the 3PT shot at a high clip, that doesn't mean that he isn't playing at a high level. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a superstar who gets disrespected for not doing things that aren't his game. Perhaps that will change if Giannis Antetokounmpo can lead the Milwaukee Bucks to the championship.