Giannis Is Shaq Now

Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty
Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty

Here’s a fun Giannis Antetokounmpo fact, from ESPN’s weekly NBA player rankings blog:

He continues to dominate inside the paint, where he’s averaging 23.7 points per game on 75 percent shooting. By comparison, when Shaquille O’Neal won the MVP award in 1999-00 while leading the league in scoring, he averaged 22.5 points in the paint per game on 61 percent shooting in that area.


Giannis is Shaq now. He’s a seven-foot-tall point guard who is Shaq.

Look, that’s Shaq.