Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brutally honest take on James Harden’s ‘no skill’ jab
Milwaukee Bucks forward and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is a generational talent. He has been praised by the whole NBA community as a superstar player and a future Hall of Famer, even though he is only 26. Two years after James Harden made some comments about Antetokounmpo, the star finally addressed the comments, speaking to Greece’s COSMOTE TV.
As Eurohoops reported, this is what the reigning champion with the Bucks had to say:
“First of all, Harden never mentioned my name. I have seen this video, about one year later. I think what he meant was that if he was also a 7-footer, jumped and dunk, it would have been easier for him. I think that the media made it about me. Harden is a great player and when I am on the court against him (with the Bucks) I have to play real hard. He is a Hall of Famer, I have nothing against him.”
Previously, in an interview with Rachel Nichols in February of 2020, then-Rockets guard James Harden made a comment that went against the grain when it comes to an opinion about Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks superstar who just won an NBA title. Harden famously stated:
“I wish I could be 7-feet, run and just dunk. That takes no skill at all.”
While not naming the Bucks star specifically, the comments came after Nichols mentioned the Greek superstar, and it was clear to everyone that he was the target.
While a great story for the media in covering the Bucks and the Nets, it is clear that there is no bad blood between the two superstars.