Giannis Antetokounmpo praises Luka Doncic

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Dionysis Aravantinos

08/Jul/18 13:20

The ‘Greek Freak’ thinks that Luka Doncic is one of the most exciting players and will have an immediate impact at Dallas and the NBA.

By Dionysis Aravantinos /

In an interview he had with Spanish website, ‘Marca‘, Giannis Antetokounmpo talked about Luka Doncic, his potential, talent, and growth.

The ‘Greek Freak’ spoke highly of the 19-year old phenom: “He is the most exciting player that has appeared in basketball… in the recent years. I think he will have an immediate impact in the NBA. Last season he won the Spanish League, the EuroLeague, the EuroBasket and he was also the MVP of the Final Four and the regular season. He has shown that he is ready to play and has matured faster than the rest players. He has played against professionals, as Charles Barkley said. People in the NBA sometimes forget that in the EuroLeague competition, they play very well and very hard. It’s harder than the NCAA. You have to be very good to stand out in the EuroLeague, and Luka is.”

In addition, Giannis also talked about the MVP trophy that he always has in the back of his head: “It’s a goal that makes me work hard every single day. You can only win this award if you do your best. An example is LeBron who has made his teammates better, even if he was not in the best team. The same thing goes for James Harden. You have to win games and make your teammates better if you want to win it.”

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