Giannis Antetokounmpo on stopping Kawhi Leonard: “I feel like it’s greatness”

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off his defensive skills. Most recently, he joined Khris Middleton in guarding Kawhi Leonard and Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers, eventually helping the Milwaukee Bucks get the win by 5 points.

After the game, Antetokounmpo said he takes pride in guarding the best players on the other team, especially when they are superstars.

“It was individual pride,” Antetokounmpo said of joining Middleton in taking on Leonard and George per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “It is pride. It is an ego thing. Personally, I love that going down the stretch.

“I feel like it’s greatness,” Antetokounmpo added. “When you go against the best in the world down the stretch and you are trying to get a stop and they are trying to score on you to win the game, it’s greatness developing at that moment.”