Giannis Antetokounmpo working out with Kobe Bryant
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is looking to take his game to the next level, as he is working out with NBA legend and former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant this summer.
Bryant has been busy this offseason, as young stars have requested his services to work out and pick his brain in the hopes of improving their overall skills. Before Antetokounmpo, Bryant most recently worked out with Boston Celtics rising star Jayson Tatum, who impressed Bryant with his ability despite being just 20 years old.
Although he is already an All-Star in the league, Antetokounmpo can really benefit from working out with Lakers icon. Antetokounmpo already has an outstanding all-around game but does have areas that need polishing if he wants to be the best in the world one day.
An obvious aspect is outside shooting, which Bryant can definitely help with as the former Lakers guard mastered the mid-range, post and three-point stroke during his playing career. Antetokounmpo is capable of hitting an open jump shot from inside the arc, but his willingness and consistency still remain an obstacle.
With his unique physical and athletic gifts, Antetokounmpo can also profit from picking Bryant’s brain about using his size and length to transform into a dominant scorer. The six-foot-eleven forward currently has a career-high of 44 points which he recorded against the Portland Trail Blazers last season, but if he wants to break the 50-point threshold, Bryant can definitely help. He can also help Antetokounmpo push towards averaging nearly 30 points a night, after averaging 26.9 points last campaign.
It’s certain that the Bucks’ main man won’t be the last player to reach out in an attempt to get some gym time with Bryant, as young players around the association continue to strive for excellence at the time when every facet of the game is incredibly detailed.