Ryan Hollins thinks Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is the ‘most overrated player’ in the NBA today
Hollins weighed in on Antetokounmpo during the May 29 episode of ESPN’s “First Take.”
Listen, this man right now, he’s the most overrated in basketball. Is he a good basketball player, yeah, I love him! I love him! I like him!
You guys put this man essentially in the NBA Finals this year…you put him in the NBA Finals. He did not make it there. Not just he did not make it, he grossly underachieved.
The man, as far as individual matchups as we brought up, shot 29 percent when actually guarded by a formidable defender.
— First Take (@FirstTake) May 29, 2019
Is Antetokounmpo the most overrated NBA player? While he did have his struggles against the Toronto Raptors during the Eastern Conference Finals (including a 12-point, eight-turnover fiasco in Game 3), he still averaged 22.7 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists.
Not only that, but Antetokounmpo is one of the three finalists for the 2019 NBA MVP (the two others are James Harden and Paul George). It’s hard to imagine an MVP candidate who averaged 25.5 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 4.9 assists during the playoffs being overrated.
Nonetheless, Hollins remains steadfast in his opinion of Antetokounmpo. If “The Greek Freak” tuned in on Wednesday, he should take Hollins’ take as a challenge to bring the Bucks to unprecedented heights next season.