NBA All-Star Game: 4 lessons from Team LeBron victory over Team Giannis

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If the Los Angeles Lakers go to the NBA Finals, this dude will be a problem.  

Grant Hill compared Giannis Antetokounmpo to a taller and stronger Russell Westbrook. He’s right and the Lakers better take heed.

Giannis does not cheat the NBA, its fans or the Milwaukee Bucks. The only reason why he did not win back to back MVP awards is that his team keeps losing. He is the dominant player on the floor for two years straight.

In 31 minutes Giannis loaded up the box score with 25 points, 11 rebounds (four offensive!), four assists, a steal and three blocks. If this doesn’t concern you as a Lakers fan in the Finals, you are delusional.

This is not a weak take by LeBron James here. This is a freak of nature on the basketball court. For this guy to time his steps and block the shot before it hits the glass was the play of the night. Nobody in the NBA can do this. No one.

For some reason not known as of this writing, Giannis’ teammates stopped giving him the ball late. It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Antetokounmpo wasn’t tired so the guard play was suspect (Kemba Walker? Kyle Lowry?) to say the least.

It remains to be seen what the Bucks can do with AD, but LeBron can be contained by Giannis. LeBron had better eat his Wheaties if these two teams meet in the Finals.

Giannis is in no way intimidated. Speaking of LeBron and Anthony Davis. Let’s see how they did.