old skool wrote:Durant is a great player. A great shooter. I can see why anyone would like him over Antetokounmpo. Or vice versa.
But anyone thinking that Durant is a better scorer than Antetokounmpo is living in the past. Ditto for rebounding and assists.
Over the last three seasons (going back an extra year for Durant, as he missed all of 2019-20) here is the leader between Antetokounmpo and Durant in points, rebounds and assists.
Total Points - Antetokounmpo (5,568 points to 4,762 points)
Points per Game - Antetokounmpo (28.4 ppg to 26.3 ppg)
Total Rebounds - Antetokounmpo (2,425 rebounds to 1,208 rebounds)
Rebounds per Game - Antetokounmpo (12.4 rpg to 6.7 rpg)
Total Assists - Antetokounmpo (1,135 assists to 1,018 assists)
Assists per Game - Antetokounmpo (5.8 apg to 5.6 apg)
The last time Durant scored more points per game than Antetokounmpo was in 2016-17, when Antetokounmpo was 22.
The last time Durant scored more total points than Antetokounmpo was in 2015-16, when Antetokounmpo was 21.
Over the last three years:
No player in the NBA has won more games than Antetokounmpo.
No player has won more playoff games than Antetokounmpo.
No player has won more playoff series than Antetokounmpo (and team mates).
No player has won more MVPs than Antetokounmpo.
No player has won more DPOY than Antetokounmpo.
No player has been 1st team All-NBA more than Antetokounmpo.
No player has won more Finals MVPs than Antetokounmpo.
By almost every measure imaginable, no player has been more successful over the last three seasons than Antetokounmpo.
Lmao at these last 3. You remind me of clickbait facebook news articles- nice use of wording to try to make your player look better. Giannis is tied with 2 other players in # of DPOY in the last three years, he's tied with a bunch of other players in 1st all team All NBA selections, and he's tied with 2 other players in Final MVPs last three years at a whopping count of just one.
You kind of kill your credibility as a poster when you intentionally try to exaggerate facts like this. Just tell it like it is. Say he has 1 DPOY, 1 Final MVP. Don't say "no player has more than him" If you have to exaggerate or mislead, maybe the credentials don't speak for themselves.
This is a conversation about two players. Antetokounmpo and Durant. In the last 3 years Antetokounmpo has a DPOY and Finals MVP. Durant has none. Those two facts alone don't tell a story, but taken with everything else presented they show that no one, including Durant, has accomplished more than Antetokounmpo. That doesn't make Antetokounmpo the best player in the game, but it makes it difficult to dismiss him out of hand because he is a poor shooter or because of how his team defends.
Your assertion that there are "a bunch" of players who have tied Antetokounmpo with 1st team All-NBA team awards in the last three years is wrong. Antetokounmpo is the only player to make every All-NBA 1st team over the last three years. Zero is not "a bunch". (Durant has zero in the last three years).
I compared Antetokounmpo and Durant in points, rebounds and assists. I listed major accomplishments and awards where Antetokounmpo has equaled or exceeded every player in the NBA, including Durant, in order to show his overall level of success. Everything i presented was a fact. Don't denigrate the facts I presented to legitimize some alternate opinion that can't be supported by facts.
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