Antetokounmpo named ‘best player in the world’ by ESPN reporter

Antetokounmpo named ‘best player in the world’ by ESPN reporter

An ESPN article made a case for Giannis Antetokounmpo being the best basketball player at this moment in time, while the Milwaukee Bucks star is among the 100 most famous athletes in the world.

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Antetokounmpo is a world phenomenon. Ever since bursting onto the NBA scene in 2013, the Athens native has made rapid progression to stardom, and ESPN reporter Kirk Goldsberry recently wrote an article in which he named Antetokounmpo as “the best basketball player in the world.”

In the piece, Goldsberry noted a range of Antetokounmpo’s stunning statistics in the NBA, pointing out his unassisted dunks and the efficiency of the Greek’s attacking and defensive play. You can read the entire article on ESPN on this following link.

The Milwaukee Bucks finished in first position of the 2018/2019 NBA Eastern Conference and are currently playing the Detroit Pistons in the opening round of the playoffs.  



In another article published by ESPN, the 100 most famous athletes of 2019 were revealed, with Antetokounmpo ranked 85th on the list. He is the only Greek in the top 100.

Overall, Antetokounmpo has a social following of 3.5 million, while the 24-year-old earns 13 million US dollars in endorsements.

Cristiano Ronaldo (football, Juventus), LeBron James (basketball, Los Angeles Lakers) and Lionel Messi (football, Barcelona) are the leading trio.


by Shaun Nicolaides

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