Giannis Antetokounmpo says LeBron James is still the best player in the world

Giannis Antetokounmpo says LeBron James is still the best player in the world

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Giannis Antetokounmpo says LeBron James is still the best player in the world

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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is in awe of the fact that Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is still performing at an incredibly high level. James reportedly spends 1.5 million dollars per year to ensure that his body is in tip-top shape, which is something that Giannis made reference to. “It’s interesting to me how LeBron is still one of the best shapes in his life and being the best player in the world and still being in year 18,” Antetokounmpo said. “Like, that’s really interesting. I want to know how he does that. “He’s been consistent for 18 years. He’s always there. He’s always showing up. That’s unbelievable. “He obviously gets credit, but I think we’ve got to give him more credit. Doing it for 18 years guys, that’s hard.
Source: Marca Basket @ amp.marca.com

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dwight Jaynes @dwightjaynes
Our friend, the great @Chris Haynes joins us on Rip City Drive today at 5:20 to talk Blazers, Lakers, LeBron and a lot of NBA stuff… AM 620. @Joe_Fann at 4:20, too – 6:03 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t play vs Spain at WiZink Center, Madrid. But he was on the bench for his teammates and approached the game with the same passion as when he plays. He will be ready for the Acropolis Tournament, as tone-setter for Greece. #HellasBasketball #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/yyYcuNpSjK5:07 PM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Dimitris Itoudis: “I will meet and talk more with coach Budenholzer about Giannis”
How the @Milwaukee Bucks and the @HellenicBF are helping each other with the focus being the #eurobasket2022
eurohoops.net/en/eurobasket/…4:53 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
NBA to retire No. 6 (Bill Russell), with Heat expected to retire it again (LeBron James). sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus, a caffeinated contribution from Duncan Robinson. – 4:38 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Giannis Antetokounmpo meeting Real Madrid’s football star Vinicius Junior 🇬🇷🤝🇧🇷
🎥 @Losilla_ pic.twitter.com/gpBuv7OVCY4:36 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Mike Budenholzer met with Greek National Team head coach, Dimitris Itoudis, after Spain-Greece game in Madrid. Coach Bud is in Europe for Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Milwaukee Bucks head coach will give his tips to coach Itoudis. #HellasBasketball #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/CNvmon1RgP4:11 PM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
New game, new story: Spain achieved sweet revenge against Giannis-less Greece💪
The brothers’ duo was leading the way for the victorious side:
basketnews.com/news-176363-sp…4:00 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
If LeBron James retires as a Laker, should the Lakers retire his jersey?
If he retires after this season, he will have played his final five seasons with the Lakers, won an NBA championship, been named an NBA All-Star five times and become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. – 3:38 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
LeBron James will be the last Lakers player to ever wear No. 6. pic.twitter.com/ordIvDWBBO3:20 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
LeBron would make one hell of a PR move if he switched his number – 3:11 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The NBA and NBPA just announced that they will honor Bill Russell by permanently retiring his uniform number, 6, throughout the league.
No Heat players have worn No. 6 since LeBron James left. – 3:07 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Although No. 6 will be retired and no longer available for players in the NBA to wear, LeBron James is among players that will be grandfathered in and can continue wearing the number. – 3:06 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
The NBA is retiring No. 6 leaguewide in honor of Bill Russell. No player will ever be issued No. 6 again. Players who already wear No. 6, like LeBron James, will be grandfathered in and still wear it. pic.twitter.com/0jE0HC3R4V3:05 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
The NBA will permanently retire Bill Russell’s No. 6 throughout the league. He will be the first player to have his number retired across the NBA. Players who currently wear No. 6 such as LeBron James will be grandfathered. – 3:04 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most PPG over the last 5 seasons (minimum 200 games):
30.1 — James Harden
28.4 — Giannis Antetokounmpo
27.7 — Steph Curry
27.4 — Damian Lillard pic.twitter.com/EzlnlHWYg01:20 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
“I’m not a health expert but I believe in people. No matter if you’re rich or poor, people are important & at the end of the day what are we going to do about it? This is me doing something about it.” – Giannis Antetokounmpo on telehealth investment
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…⁩ – 12:23 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Thursday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We discuss @Chris Haynes‘ article detailing the LeBron/Ham/Pelinka meeting about the offense running through AD, Russ corner 3’s, defense, patience and more. #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dar…11:33 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Penny Hardaway, wearing “Born For Greatness” socks and special Kobe Bryant golf shoes, spit out his plan to add a few more players to the roster.
The model of those players?
“Kevin Durant and LeBron James,” he joked. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…11:21 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
The most All-NBA selections by an active player:
18 — LeBron James
17
16
15
14
13
12
11 — Chris Paul
The only player in NBA history with more than 15 selections. pic.twitter.com/fap1POHJsP10:55 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The evolution of Giannis Antetokounmpo 🇬🇷💪 pic.twitter.com/iPfmoSgXtR10:07 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
“Old soul” Antetokounmpo still hungry entering 10th NBA season nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/11/old…10:01 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Spain announces sold out for preparation game vs Greece…but Giannis will miss the contest sportando.basketball/en/spain-annou…9:20 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Giannis signing autographs in Madrid pic.twitter.com/V7ySGkD6L88:13 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Giannis Antetokounmpo is out for tonight’s friendly game against Spain.
The national team decided to protect Giannis due to a small injury 👀
basketnews.com/news-176347-gi…8:10 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play in the game between Greece and Spain in Madrid due to knee soreness. #HellasBasketball #FeartheDeer8:05 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Giannis Antetokounmpo will rest and not play in the second prep game between Greece and Spain
eurohoops.net/en/eurobasket/…8:03 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Giannis Antetokounmpo effect: Spanish Basketball Federation has announced that the game against Greece will be played in a sold out WiZink Center 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Xb86foVwkd4:22 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The Greek Freak unleashed a career high with the national team 👇
Read more about what lies beneath it:
basketnews.com/news-176296-gr…3:39 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The presence of Giannis Antetokounmpo can be felt not only on the court but off the court as well.
Spain is set to welcome the Greek Freek in a sold-out WiZink Center in Madrid, a rarity for the arena 😎
basketnews.com/news-176318-gi…4:59 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players with 25,000+ PTS and 2,000+ STL:
Michael Jordan
Hakeem Olajuwon
Karl Malone
LeBron James
Jordan is the only player in NBA history with 25,000 PTS and 2,500 STL. pic.twitter.com/9Lw15QKOJQ4:12 PM

GeorgeZakkas @ZakkasGeorge
Giannis Antetokounmpo is not only one of the best players in the world right now, if not the best. He is also a huge asset for the Greek basketball as a whole, on & off the court. The Federation is expected to have around 1Μ€ earnings from tickets in Greece NT games this month. pic.twitter.com/Cg5kR1BUaW2:46 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
How bad would things need to get in LA for LeBron to become the next star to request a trade? New @ringer column on the Lakers’ situation: theringer.com/nba/2022/8/10/…2:05 PM

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Ric Bucher: LeBron James apparently is in the pole position, to be the owner of the Las Vegas expansion franchise, when Las Vegas and Seattle which I’m told is going to happen as soon as the next TV deals are in place, that those franchises are going to be added to the equation, which has a whole lot of repercussions including the timing of when LeBron decides to step aside and become an owner, rather than a player. -via Apple Podcasts / August 11, 2022
“I think [projecting Lakers to be a Play-In team] is kind of generous,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s NBA Today. “That’s believing that the Lakers are going to get a mostly healthy season from Anthony Davis and LeBron James. “Unless those two are playing at a very high level, with the roster that they currently have, the Lakers are going to have to be great to get into that playoff situation. -via TalkBasket / August 10, 2022
For a limited time, “Rise” will stream on Hulu and ESPN+, marking the movie’s availability across all three services of The Disney Bundle. Starting August 18, Hulu and ESPN+ subscribers can watch the Disney+ Original based on the triumphant real-life story about the remarkable family that gave the world the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and former Los Angeles Laker Kostas Antetokounmpo, and their younger brother Alex. -via Disney Media & Entertainment / August 11, 2022
In a sold-out WiZink center in Madrid and with Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer in attendance, Greece missed Giannis Antetokounmpo who was rested, and Spain got the 87-80 win behind a huge double-double by Pelicans’ Willy Hernangomez (23 p. 10 r.). His brother, Juancho Hernangomez added 10 points and eight rebounds, while veteran leader Sergio Llull who missed the first game between the two teams stepped on the court and scored six points. -via EuroHoops.net / August 11, 2022

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