Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is largely considered as one of the most disrespected athletes in the league today, and that has been given more emphasis in the NBA Finals against Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns.

A lot has been said about how Giannis plays, specifically all his shortcomings on the offensive end. Simply put, a lot of haters and naysayers criticize him for being a two-time MVP but still struggling to make his jump shots and even his free throws.

Paul, however, doesn't think the Greek Freak deserves all the hate he gets. As the Suns playmaker noted, the Bucks forward gets the job done using his strengths and there's nothing wrong about that. After all, that's how everyone plays in the NBA.


Nick Wright of Fox Sports made an interesting argument for Giannis Antetokounmpo recently, one which highlights how he is not getting the same respect as the other superstars of his stature in the league. The veteran sports commentator used Stephen Curry as an example since the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter dominates with his triples but is not a threat down low–the opposite of the Bucks scorer.

As Wright said it, the criticisms on Antetokounmpo's weaknesses is at  an “unfair” level given that all superstars in the league have their own shortcomings.

Chris Paul, for his part, doesn't seem to care about what others say about his biggest opponent right now. Besides, he understands how hard it is to stop Antetokounmpo.