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    Default Lebron dethroned by Giannis after 13 years in Sports illustrated rankings.

    https://eu.jsonline.com/story/sports...si/2298587001/

    I guess the question now is who and when dethrones Giannis next... My guess is that Giannis will last on his (well deserved) throne for no more than a decade, unless there is a phenomenon picked up in the following drafts, my first pick on the successor would go to Sekou Doumbouya the Pistons drafted at no.15 this season...

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    I donít really think these rankings mean much of anything but they are sketchy at best. It not the top 10 or 15 that are so out of place but it gets pretty bad after that.

    Iím still taking Kawhi and a healthy Durant before Giannis.
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    Realy amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    I donít really think these rankings mean much of anything but they are sketchy at best. It not the top 10 or 15 that are so out of place but it gets pretty bad after that.

    Iím still taking Kawhi and a healthy Durant before Giannis.
    I guess it would be very difficult to have many people that would agree with another in any ranking that is published...

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    Well Ramona Shelburne... You should have known better before making such a ridiculous statement out of your mind in national TV...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSODWo0smZo

    This is what happened with one of your fellow reporters that did the same:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiCkxT_uLQk

    You are now on Giannis' black list Ramona!

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    A great video on Giannis' amazing story told by himself and the people that helped him start his career: MUST WATCH!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrCU305tzmM

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    LOL... Bucks were fined 50K by the NBA for stating the obvious... https://larrybrownsports.com/basketb...ontract/515634

    But Giannis wasn't fined for hinting that he will accept the offer!

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    Apparently, it seems that the entire press is laughing (and then it does so on national TV) against the NBA fining the Bucks GM for ...tempering!

    GM Horst committed "the crime" of confirming that the Bucks plan to offer Antetokounmpo the $250 million supermax contract next summer, when Giannis is still under contract and when no other team can offer Giannis anything!

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    ESPN announced today the top-10 ranking for the league's No.3 to 10 top players, thus leaving only the decision between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard to be taken for who takes the "throne" and successes Lebron...

    The ranking: 1.............. 2............. 3.Lebron James, 4.James Harden, 5.Antony Davis, 6.Steph Curry, 7.Nikola Jokic, 8.Joel Embiid, 9.Damian Lillard, 10.Paul George

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckalis View Post
    ESPN announced today the top-10 ranking for the league's No.3 to 10 top players, thus leaving only the decision between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard to be taken for who takes the "throne" and successes Lebron...

    The ranking: 1.............. 2............. 3.Lebron James, 4.James Harden, 5.Antony Davis, 6.Steph Curry, 7.Nikola Jokic, 8.Joel Embiid, 9.Damian Lillard, 10.Paul George
    I run through ESPN Top 100 and there's only 2 players who can may be called traditional old school centers in Adams and Nurkic, and even the latter is a great passer for a center and Adams can move a little bit. Traditional bigs are extinct for good, specially those who can't move their feet defensively, IMO. You just badly need to be able to step out and rotate. Marc Gasol and Jokic, two fatties, can live with top 100 not only because of extreme offensive talent and versatility, but because they have elite IQ at D. Big lumberjacks who brings only low post scoring and defence are extinct from top 100 for good.
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    The flick from the future...

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    ESPN announced the remaining two top seeds...

    1. Giannis Antetokoumpo

    2. Kawhi Leonard.

    The up to now awards for Giannis this season have been exceptional...

    - He was voted the "NBA's most wanted player" by the leagues GMs.
    - He was selected to be "captain" in the all star game.
    - He won the MVP title.
    - He finished only 2nd to Gobert for the leages "defensive player of the year" award.
    - He was praised as the "Best athlete" and also the "Best NBA player" during the ESPY awards.
    - He was ranked as the "Best NBA player" in the awards of Sports Illustrated.
    - He was ranked as the "Best NBA player" in the ESPN awards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    I run through ESPN Top 100 and there's only 2 players who can may be called traditional old school centers in Adams and Nurkic, and even the latter is a great passer for a center and Adams can move a little bit. Traditional bigs are extinct for good, specially those who can't move their feet defensively, IMO. You just badly need to be able to step out and rotate. Marc Gasol and Jokic, two fatties, can live with top 100 not only because of extreme offensive talent and versatility, but because they have elite IQ at D. Big lumberjacks who brings only low post scoring and defence are extinct from top 100 for good.
    There is Gobert in the top-100 too... I believe you would agree than his among those that can move their legs...

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    Giannis was asked about his contract extension during the press conference last night... As expected, his reply was both polite but firm too in his willingness not to have the media bringing the subject up, or creating (fictitious) scenarios on Giannis future decisions:

    “I feel talking about my contract on a team that we have a chance to get out of the East and play in the NBA Finals is disrespectful to my teammates. At any point of the season, I don’t want to be disrespectful selfishly talking about my contract…I don’t want to take the attention away from where we need to have attention. I just got to stay focused on what’s important right now.” Giannis said.

    https://www.sportscasting.com/nba-gi...g-free-agency/

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    Giannis Antetokounmpo with 19pts and 10 rebs in only the first half of his first preseason game, clearly shows his intentions for this season.

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    Giannis about to become a dad, his girlfriend Maria announced today:

    https://eu.jsonline.com/story/sports...er/3945591002/

    I wonder if his little bro Alex will be still playing when his son gets drafted in the NBA... (Maria's tweet suggests it is a boy cause she included a "giannis-kid no34" jersey on her tweet)

    Congrats Giannis!

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    27pts in only the 1st half in today's preseason game against the Mavs... Is he celebrating the public announcement of him becoming a father?

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    For a 2nd consecutive season, Giannis dominated everything during the NBA's GMs meeting and even over-doubled his last year's award of being the league's most wanted player getting 72% of the votes among all 30 GM's...

    https://eu.jsonline.com/story/sports...rs/4009946002/

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    Clearly having improved further on his game, the world's best player of the game, has opened the the season with a convincing triple double in Houston during the Bucks victory against the Rockets.

    Giannis, scored 40% of his 3pt attempts and all his mid range shots outside the paint, clearly showing that shooting is not an issue that he should be criticized for anymore.

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