Ridiculous takes have become so commonplace in this day and age that many of us have developed the ability to take them with a grain of salt…
With that being said, this comment from former NBA star Charles Oakley about Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is simply too hard to ignore.
During an appearance on SLAM’s “No Pump Fakes” podcast, the former Knick went out on a limb and claimed that Giannis would be nothing more than a bench player in his era. It’s a pretty ridiculous claim for the one-time all-star to be making about the two-time MVP and reigning NBA champions and Finals MVP, but that didn’t stop Oakley from making it:
The whole “he wouldn’t survive in our era” argument has been used time and time again by former NBA players, as if the league was the Wild Wild West back int he ’90s.
To say that Giannis would have never won any MVP award back then may be fair (although many would still argue against such a statement). But to suggest that an MVP-caliber player wouldn’t even be a bench player 20 years ago?
I want whatever Charles Oakley’s on!