Shaq on Giannis: “He’s better and that’s why I gave up my Superman title to him”

2019-04-02T18:38:14+00:00 2019-04-02T18:40:46+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

02/Apr/19 18:38

Shaquille O’Neal didn’t mind at all giving Giannis Antetokounmpo the ‘Superman’ title and admitted the Greek is better than he was.

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Shaquille O’Neal was an unstoppable force on the court during his career and he sees a lot of that in Giannis Antetokounmpo as well. It’s been a while since he gave up the ‘Superman’ title to him and Shaq doesn’t miss a chance to praise Giannis:

“He’s better and that’s why I gave up my Superman title to him. But you know what? He works hard, he’s a humble kid and works hard. He doesn’t just come and show up and expect people to say: ‘Oh, he’s the next one’. This kid actually works and he’s earned it. He’s deserved it and he’s earned my respect so I’m giving it to him. To answer all the questions: ‘You’re right, the kid is better than me at 24′”, O’Neal said on ‘The Big Podcast with Shaq’.

Shaq also explained the difference between them: “He’s better because he has more opportunity to showcase more. I was a post player and the only thing I was allowed to showcase was my domination but he’s running the floor. I did that early, I stopped doing that because I stopped getting the ball when running the floor so I turned into a half-court dominant player”, he said.

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