A lot of people have compared Giannis Antetokounmpo to Shaquille O'Neal, and O'Neal himself stated that he would be Giannis Antetokoumpo if he played in today's NBA. When responding to fans' internet questions on an episode of GQ's Actually Me, Giannis Antetokounmpo named Shaquille O'Neal, but also Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and Magic Johnson as the players who are the "best comparison" for himself. 

"I don't know. I'd say a little bit of Shaq. The dominance there, getting in the paint. A little bit of Magic. Being able to come down the court, go coast to coast and find teammates, put teammates in the right spot. A little bit of KG, having that edge, that toughness, that mental toughness that nothing can break you. You do whatever it takes. A little bit of Kobe, work ethic. I try to take a little bit of every player. To compare myself with one player, I don't really know. It's a great question."