Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki came to the rescue Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo despues de Gilbert Arenas criticized him for not improving his game.
During a press conference held in Milan on Monday, Nowitzki — FIBA Ambassador EuroBasket said Antetokounmpo, who proved himself one of the best in the league.
“Incredible. When I first saw him, he was such a skinny guy,” Nowitzki said. “Just to see him grow over the last couple of years, he’s gotten stronger, his skill level has improved and he seems very eager to get betterwork hard, play for your country, work in the summer and be an even better player next year.
“So, it was a wonderful journey for him. Obviously, The best player and already a champion. I’m very happy for him. He is a good child. And he keeps working hard and getting better. i’m a big fan.”
Recently, Arenas criticized Antetokounmpo for not improving his three-point shot or mid-range shot, and said that Greek freak still has the same weaknesses as the first time he entered the league.
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When asked about Arenas’ comment, Nowitzki praised The Greek Freak and said he’s a big fan of what Antetokounmpo has done so far in NBA.
“He is one of the best players in the world and has shown it as a champion and MVP,” Nowitzki said. “He’s the first to tell you that you can always get better.but when you look at what he’s doing at such a young age, he’s one of the best.”
Arenas, who has never won a championship, drew the ire of more than one former NBA player after his comments about Antetokounmpo, considered by many to be the best player in the league.
After his comments, Antetokounmpo is likely to take part in the upcoming NBA spice it up with a sliver on your shoulder to put an end to slander once and for all.