As the best power forward in the league and the most dominant two-way player in the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo has made his mark in the NBA. With back-to-back MVPs, a DPOY award, an NBA championship, and a Finals MVP already on his resume, Giannis is still just scratching the surface. In light of his most recent accomplishments, it brings up strong comparisons to a fellow member of the NBA 75 team.
Tim Duncan aka “The Big Fundamental” is widely considered the best power forward in NBA history. His sound and simple approach to the game earned him five NBA titles, two league MVPs, three Finals MVPs, and 15 All-Star selections. Duncan is also the only player ever to be named to the All-NBA and All-Defensive teams for 13 straight seasons.
“The Greek Freak” is on pace to be a first-ballot Hall-Of-Famer and his electric play on both ends of the court will be a further testament to his greatness. Granted Giannis’ style of play differs greatly from that of Duncan, but his veteran leadership and high-IQ playmaking have drawn comparisons to the all-time great. So without further ado, let’s discuss three ways Giannis Antetokounmpo will be this generation’s Tim Duncan.
3 ways Giannis Antetokounmpo is the next-gen Tim Duncan
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a small market superstar just like Tim Duncan was
A few summers back, Giannis had the opportunity to join the Miami Heat or Golden State Warriors and form a super team in a big market. Luckily, he passed on signing with both teams and committed to the Milwaukee Bucks long-term. Despite a disappointing and premature end to their season, Giannis dedicated the entire offseason to improving and expanding his game.