alienpick wrote: jigga_man wrote:
Giannis and AD is not better than LeBron and AD.. Who would shoot? Who would create plays.. They would win a ton of games but no way would they win the championship.. Well not as constructed.. Middleton is having a 90 50 40 year so he ain't chump chain thats for sure.. LeBron is better than Giannis full stop.. Giannis is having another great regular season but last time I saw LBJ in the playoffs 2018 he was having the most 40 point games of all time and hit several closing shots... LBJ is a better passer and shooter than Giannis.. He is also a steady defender as he showed when defending Giannis and then winning when hosting the Bucks.. Should Giannis be MVP of the reg season if it stopped now probably but LBJ was defo closing with back to back wins over the Bucks and the Clippers and Giannis being shut down against the Heat and the Lakers..
Right now, Giannis is arguably the favorite to win DPOY despite already being the overwhelming favorite to win MVP. He would be the first player since Jordan & Hakeem to win both. He would actually be the closest player to do so since Hakeem:https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/3/25/21193466/giannis-antetokounmpo-anthony-davis-nba-defensive-player-year
It would be almost unfair to have both AD & Giannis on the same team at their age. Two of arguably the best defensive players in the league while being elite scorers (top 3 & top 9 respectively) in their 20s. It would be no contest. Name a duo in history that would fit that criteria?
The rest of your post is just cherry picking specific games this season (even going back as far to 2018) to prove a flawed point while making claims without using any evidence. Seriously, you're questioning if Giannis can make plays when he's 3rd in the league in scoring (almost 30ppg) while still dishing out almost 6 apg?
Giannis and AD would fit as bad as Simmons and Embiid positionally. The big difference is Simmons is also a playmaker like Lebron. Take that away and you have a mess.
The problem is you are just looking at stats and not chemistry or team dynamics. You have to think about how the game is played. THATâ€™s why Lebron is better than Giannis. When you look at how a team works and how the game is played, Lebron can do SO MUCH more. Lebron is MVP
Positionally? What are you talking about? Embiid is a center & Simmons is a point guard. They don't work because Simmons doesn't shoot. Not that he can't, he practically doesn't.
You're the one that doesn't look at how the game is played. News flash, defense is 50% of the game and the Bucks a month ago were arguably the best defensive team in history. Which player do you think is largely responsible for that (hint the player who is a DPOY candidate):https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/2/24/21150060/milwaukee-bucks-best-defense-in-history
Yes, if you ignore half the game (defense), then I guess GIannis is not MVP. If you also ignore his 6apg while being an elite scorer, then yes, he's not a playmaker. If you ignore Duncan & Robinson, then yes, you can make a flawed analogy about "stats and not chemistry or team dynamics" and not realize elite big men can easily play together despite their redundant skills.
You can ignore a lot of things willfully to avoid the reality that Giannis will win or was going to win the MVP by a substantial margin.