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Charles Oakley says Giannis Antetokounmpo would be coming off the bench in his era

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Former NBA star Charles Oakley is not that impressed with two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The reason, according to Oakley, is his style of play which is good enough for the Greek Freak to dominate in modern NBA but it would not have worked in his era.

Oakley’s thoughts echo the sentiment of other old-timers that criticise today’s game for being too soft and not playing serious defense.

Via Darryn Albert of Larry Brown Sports:

“He would have struggled because they would make him shoot jump shots. He wasn’t gonna be doing those Eurosteps to the basket like he be doing, Eurostep to the basket and just get a layup. No, somebody’s gonna knock his head off.

“I’m glad he doing what he doing now,” Oakley added. “But he may be coming off the bench back in the day.”

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