Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is probably the finest player in the NBA at the moment if LeBron James is no longer the best.
With two MVP awards from the regular season, a Defensive Player of the Year trophy, six All-NBA picks, and five All-Defensive team nods under his belt, it is understandable. Of course, Antetokounmpo won the Finals MVP award and received his first world championship ring a year ago.
But James is still a top-tier player at the age of 37, in large part because he allegedly spends $1.5 million a year on maintaining his physical health.
Giannis Made Fun Of All The Money
While paying tribute to the multiple NBA champion, Giannis Antetokounmpo made fun of all the wealth the LA Lakers player spends on his health and well-being.
“You have to spend $1,500,000 on your body? I’m not sure if I can pull that off. For that, I’m too cheap. I’m not serious. Man, it seems ridiculous to me. He’s been very reliable. I enjoy watching it. Absolutely entertaining to see.
Some compare Giannis Antetokounmpo to a bigger and slimmer James. The superstar for the Bucks lacks the latter’s physique and physicality, but he is just as proficient and dominant on the court.
It’s difficult to claim that LeBron James’ first championship win is superior to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s when all things are considered. The Bucks star has an advantage due to a few things.
To begin with, Antetokounmpo is the best illustration of what a team can achieve when it selects a star-level talent in the draught. He put forth the effort to reach his full potential and adopted a leadership position to lead the team to victory.
LeBron James had to trade teams before he reached the NBA summit for the first time, though it’s not entirely his fault.