Could Giannis Antetokounmpo join the Los Angeles Lakers one day?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently on pace to be one of the best players in NBA history. Many believe he is already the best player in the NBA today — me being one of those people — and at just age 25, he is likely set to improve his game even more as time progresses.
Antetokounmpo was a ‘disappointment’ in the bubble playoffs according to many, but his impact on the court for the Milwaukee Bucks has been undoubtedly exceptional over the course of his career. If he isn’t the best player in the world at the moment, he is certainly close.
According to multiple well-regarded statistical metrics that measure a player’s individual defensive impact, Giannis is the best defender in the league. On both sides of the ball, he is utterly tremendous. So…how would you feel about The Greek Freak in the purple and gold?
While it might seem completely far-fetched, there is a very reasonable path for Giannis Antetokounmpo to work his way to the Los Angeles Lakers next season or the one after. Rob Pelinka had a plan for the 2021 offseason and we might see it work into action at the conclusion of the ongoing playoffs.
Just as Pelinka and Magic were making the necessary moves to bring in LeBron James, they are seemingly making the necessary moves to bring in another big fish. Could that be Giannis? Only time will tell.
As mentioned already, Giannis is one of the best players in the NBA, if not the best. The Lakers are likely salivating over the chance of landing him. If LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Giannis Antetokounmpo were to join forces in what would be the greatest super-team in the history of American sports, the NBA would be put on notice.
He only has one more season on his contract. Anything can happen.
Let’s take a look at how something as crazy as this idea of Giannis-to-LA is can actually come to fruition.