Giannis: It hasn’t been a back-and-forth with Harden

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Giannis Askounis

29/Feb/20 08:37

Giannis Antetokounmpo responds to James Harden downplaying the developing issue between the NBA stars.

By John Askounis/

James Harden said in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he wished he could be seven-feet tall and just dunk referring to Giannis Antetokounmpo. No big comeback from the Greek Freak who responded via ESPN on Friday attempting to lay the evolving feud to rest.

“It hasn’t been a back-and-forth,” he mentioned before the win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, “I’m not that type of guy, I never try to take stabs at somebody. Maybe sometimes it might come out like that, but I’m definitely not. At the end of the day, if that’s what he believes, that’s what he believes.”

He went on to dominate the Thunder with 32 points behind 13/20 field goals including 2/4 threes. The reigning NBA MVP stayed on the bench for the fourth quarter, needed just 27 minutes to add 13 boards and six assists to his latest impressive outing.

“My game is not just power for sure,” he replied to gathered reporters following the 2019-20 NBA Regular Season contest, “I came in when I was 18, I was 180 pounds, so to power through big guys was kind of tough. But obviously, it’s going to be times where you’ve got to power through guys.”

For the 2019-20 season is currently shooting a career-high 31.4% beyond the arc. His 245 attempts from the three-point line are a career-high as well. Has also added on his mid-range shots compared to his previous NBA campaigns.

“I try to work on my game, mid-range shots, threes, being able to screen and roll faster and make the right pass,” furthered Antetokounmpo, “It’s hard to drive full speed and try to make the right pass to the corner. I try to get my passes more accurate and it’s a lot of things I’m still adding, and hopefully, when I add all those things in my game, I’m a more complete player and I’m better and can help my team win and the game is easier.”