NBA news: Giannis Antetokounmpo has not exactly earned the right to be in the GOAT conversation just yet. He could get there someday, but for now, the Milwaukee Bucks superstar still has quite a ways to go. What cannot be denied, however, is that the former back-to-back NBA MVP is one of, if not the most dominant player in the league today. Just ask two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom.
NBA News: Lamar Odom Believes Giannis Antetokounmpo Is a ‘Problem’
Odom, who won the title twice with the Los Angeles Lakers back in 2009 and 2010, recently caught wind of a Giannis highlight reel on Twitter. The 43-year-old could not help but heap some GOAT-level praise for Antetokounmpo as he shared the video on his own feed:
“One of the most dominant players EVER✅, Giannis is a problem!” Odom wrote.
— LAMAR ODOM (@LamarOdom) August 2, 2023
It’s hard to argue against Odom’s claim here — especially after watching the Bucks star forcefully and repeatedly impose his will in the above clip.
NBA News: Lamar Odom Was a Force
For his part, Lamar Odom was no bum. He wasn’t exactly in the same mold as Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the 6-foot-10 forward was not a bad player by any means.
The former Sixth Man of the Year winner had his most memorable stint with the Lakers, where he played seven seasons between 2004 and 2011. During that stretch, he averaged 13.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists playing alongside the late, great Kobe Bryant. The former No. 4 overall pick played an integral role in Coach Phil Jackson’s system, and it would not be insane to say that the Lakers may have not won those two chips had it not been for Lamar Odom.
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