Video: John Stockton jokes that Giannis Antetokounmpo reminds him of himself
NBA legend John Stockton might have lost some of his speed and court vision since last playing in the league, but he hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
During an NBA Inside Stuff: Zoom Edition with Ahmad Rashad, the Hall of Fame point guard was asked if there’s a player in today’s NBA that most reminds him of himself.
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Stockton’s answer had the whole panel laughing from ear to ear, as the two players couldn’t be any more different.
Stockton was listed as 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds during his playing days in the NBA. He was short and skinny, even at his position, yet a giant on the court when it comes to his skill level.
Antetokounmpo is 6-foot-11 and a beefed-up 240 pounds, sporting a 10-inch disparity along with a 70-pound difference. Unlike Stockton, The Greek Freak’s game is physical, athletic, and overwhelmingly powerful.
The Utah Jazz point god is the all-time leading assist man in league history. He was also one of the best defenders at his position, making the All-Defensive Team five times during his 19-year career.
If there is something the two have in common, it’s their willingness to pass the ball and make plays for others, along with their defensive instincts. Put that aside, and the two couldn’t be any more different from one another — hence the laughs from Stockton’s ’90s contemporaries.
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