Giannis Antetokounmpo responded to James Harden’s comments about his lack of skills following the Milwaukee Bucks’ 133-86 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“My game is not just power for sure … obviously, it’s going to be times where you’ve got to power through guys. Like one of the best players, LeBron, Michael Jordan, Kobe and all those guys … Shaq, all those guys, they were extremely physical with their play. They made their presence felt in the paint, but obviously I try to work on my game, midrange shots, 3s, being able to screen and roll faster and make the right pass,” said Antetokounmpo.
Antetokounmpo had picked Kemba Walker on his All-Star team over Harden, insinuating that he wants someone who passes the ball.
Harden responded to Antetokounmpo in an interview with Rachel Nichols, saying “I wish I could just run and be 7 feet and just dunk. Like that takes no skill at all. I gotta actually learn how to play basketball, how to have skill.”
Antetokounmpo also said that he’s still adding pieces to his game.
“It’s hard to drive full speed and try to make the right pass to the corner. I try to get my passes more accurate and it’s a lot of things I’m still adding, and hopefully when I add all those things in my game, I’m a more complete player and I’m better and can help my team win and the game is easier.”