Is Shaq right about Giannis being better than he was at 24 years old? | The Jump


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  • punizzzle
    punizzzle  3 weeks back

    TMac is wrong about the defenses being more compact. The original illegal defense rule opened up the floor

    • Chicken Wang
      Chicken Wang  4 weeks back

      Tmac changed my perspective on MVP. I love Giannis and dislike Harden, but I thought he definitely deserved MVP considering his numbers on the season were the best ever recorded except for Michael Jordan. BUT, he didnt carry a whole team to the ECF like Giannis did. He wasnt as consistantly dominant as Giannis was. Good point Tmac

      • BIG- L
        BIG- L  4 months back

        Shaqs full off shit they changed rules for Shaqs dominates to allow Guannis to be who he is

        • SugarRay2
          SugarRay2  5 months back

          Giannis is better. He is a lot more mobile.

          • Benjamin Franklin
            Benjamin Franklin  1 months back

            SugarRay2 shaq was pretty agile himself when he was in his prime . Giannis is more mobile but shaq was WAAAAAAAY stronger

        • Yvette Simpson
          Yvette Simpson  5 months back

          harden is making history Giannis is not making history which one sounds better harden so he should win

          • Winnie Tsui
            Winnie Tsui  5 months back

            Shaq would get on pick n roll defence

            • Chubby Happy
              Chubby Happy  5 months back

              damn that zip isn't low enough!

              • Teo
                Teo  5 months back

                Giannis mvp . Good on both ends of the floor , whenever he goes to the basket he needs at least 2 people guarding him , which leaves open another teammate for a potential three. He turned Milwaukee into the best team in the league , ARGUABLY , though . Harden is a player that puts up numbers , he already has a very good team backing him up , which allows him to explode like that , whereas Giannis is more of a team player. Giannis MVP 100%

                • FA1A2
                  FA1A2  5 months back

                  24 Year Old Shaq was AMAZING.

                  • Afiq Omar
                    Afiq Omar  5 months back

                    Even the nets smoked the Giannis-less Bucks

                    • Persona SanA
                      Persona SanA  5 months back

                      Giannis. Lmao its gianniisis

                      • jake lowe
                        jake lowe  5 months back

                        when tracyt says if you take giannis of the team their nothing how come lebron hasnt won mvp last year?

                        • SuperJohn12354
                          SuperJohn12354  5 months back

                          Who thought at the start of the year that the Bucks would be the best team in the NBA, seriously who picked that, so given that + giannis being the best defensive player of the year, there is no one in the NBA he can not guard, and he’s the second best offensive player in the league, how is it not obvious that he’s the MVP, there are 2 sides of the ball.

                        • Vincent Li
                          Vincent Li  5 months back

                          giannis no cap

                          • TSgitaar
                            TSgitaar  5 months back

                            Harden is probably gonna be the MVP, because of his incredible scoring this season. He is dominating on offense, almost everything goes through Harden. But Harden takes so many shots and free throws per game, its hard to be too impressed by just his numbers. So for me Giannis is the best player, because he is dominating on offense and defense. He impacts the game even more than Harden, who is just offense.

                          • Lewi Yonas
                            Lewi Yonas  5 months back

                            2:07 damn i wish i was hella famous in china too

                            • Cody

                              Tmac just jealous that they're both athletic phenoms but he got back problems, dont hate on giannis and say "hed struggle" hed make skinny tree branch lookin motherfuckers posters then like he does now. Lame

                              • incipidsigninsetup
                                incipidsigninsetup  5 months back

                                A better basketball player then Shaq? Yes. A more dominant basketball player then Shaq? Definitely not.

                                • Big man Jeff
                                  Big man Jeff  5 months back

                                  1:34 I love how it take giannis to get from one side of the court to the other and block Tatum in 8 steps

                                  • tatonkaa
                                    tatonkaa  5 months back

                                    seriously? if the Rockets were in the east they'd have a better record? The Bucks did not struggle versus the Western Conference at all except for the Suns. How do you base your opinion on something hypothetical like that. If you can think like that, why not hypothetically think that if Giannis had the ball as much as Harden does, his numbers would be even more inflated. Harden doesn't even play defense!!!!!

                                    • Yu Ja Ma
                                      Yu Ja Ma  5 months back

                                      36.4ppg 36. 36.36.

                                      • Sniperflashgaming
                                        Sniperflashgaming  5 months back

                                        Yeah. He takes the most shots per game. And they still don't have the best record lol

                                    • Zyce
                                      Zyce  5 months back

                                      1:42 is a fucking travel

                                      • Rockems
                                        Rockems  5 months back

                                        Wait look at the last 5 games... Bucks almost won twice without giannis

                                        • Marlon Soriano
                                          Marlon Soriano  5 months back

                                          Paul pierce is better than giannis😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                          • H Zad
                                            H Zad  5 months back

                                            At 0:17 James Harden picks up his dribble, steps back with his right foot = 1 step, lands on both feet = steps 2 and 3. HOW THE FUCK IS THAT NOT A TRAVEL???

                                            • Gregory Hanger
                                              Gregory Hanger  5 months back

                                              casual fans pick harden because they only look at points.

                                              • Sniperflashgaming
                                                Sniperflashgaming  5 months back

                                                Thank you. Takes the most shots per game, gets cheap foul calls from refs averages more minutes than Giannis, but yet can't lead his team to a better record.

                                            • GASIAN BEAST
                                              GASIAN BEAST  5 months back

                                              2:00 ‘Hella famous in China’ 😂

                                              • Indiana Chung
                                                Indiana Chung  5 months back

                                                Shaq is being modest. Shaq would destroy any nba young dude playing now.

                                                • jensibowable
                                                  jensibowable  5 months back

                                                  I’ll take power over flopping anyday. Change my mind

                                                  • Mike Pollak
                                                    Mike Pollak  5 months back

                                                    Once again tmacs points are all over the place, and formed on either pure opinion disguised as fact or jus imagined facts. Dont even if the energy to go further with this guy, other then that hes always goota say his eras best (mostly him in his opinion, ) and this eras best would be shit in his era. Shaq would not average 40, and giannis would still be dominant. Shaq himself said hes better, just stop tmac, udk better then all these people including THE FUCKING MAN HIMSELF, GEEEZZZ.

                                                    • Nunu
                                                      Nunu  5 months back

                                                      As born & raised Houston fan, Giannis is the MVP. Harden has had a phenomenal season and I'm so proud of what he's done for our team but scoring points is not the only feat. He's definitely the best offensive player in the NBA by a long shot. Gianni's plays 32-33 minutes per game and averages 28points(3rd in league), 12.9rebounds(6th in league), 6assist(20th in league), and a PER of 31(1st in league). It's obvious that if played 10-16 more minutes per game he would definitely average more in each of those respective stats. His team has the best record in the entire NBA. He also makes all of his teammates better. The mediocre/average people surrounding him have all been substantially better with his leadership. He is also in the talk for DPOY. He gets it done on both sides of the ball. As Scottie Pippen said "he plays the right way" He runs the defense and offense and both have happened to be in the top 3 in the league. He's taken a mediocre team and with the help of Coach Bud, developed it into the best in the NBA. He's carried his team past all of the other Top 5 teams in both conferences. I will not call Harden a stat padder, but there have been 20+ games, where he's stayed in the game to continue points. He has a high turnover rate and He leads the league in missed shots. The MVP for Giannis is pretty much unanimous.

                                                      • Neil Huang
                                                        Neil Huang  5 months back

                                                        "To be Giannis with you"...

                                                        • Colin Leddy
                                                          Colin Leddy  5 months back

                                                          T. Mac...not only are the Bucks leading the Eastern Conference, they also clinched the best record in the NBA for this season. Best record in the league, East or West. Giannis is MVP hands down.

                                                          • Osas
                                                            Osas  5 months back

                                                            Shaq knows what he is saying

                                                            • Brandon Roque
                                                              Brandon Roque  5 months back

                                                              When Raich asks Brian a question and then doesn't even let him get out of the motherfucking gate with an answer lmao 3:37

                                                              • Franco Zaffaroni
                                                                Franco Zaffaroni  5 months back

                                                                I disagree with the last part about Giannis struggling in Shaq’s era. I think that if Giannis played in that era, he would’ve developed differently. He would either have developed an outside shot or figured out a better way to get to the paint. We have to remember that when Giannis entered the league, he was a blank slate, no one knew what type of player he’d become in the future. I believe that would have transfered over to that era too

                                                                • Ezaarkash
                                                                  Ezaarkash  5 months back

                                                                  I know for a FACT that Giannis is better than Shaq - Giannis can make his free throws - EVEN Andrew Bynum was better than Shaq !

                                                                  • TJ Moore
                                                                    TJ Moore  5 months back


                                                                    • LaMarcGasolDridge
                                                                      LaMarcGasolDridge  5 months back

                                                                      He would not average 40. T mac thinks his era is so much better than the current era

                                                                      • Andrew Cruz
                                                                        Andrew Cruz  5 months back

                                                                        Hella famous in china LMFAO

                                                                        • SeanDaNerd
                                                                          SeanDaNerd  5 months back

                                                                          If Shaq played in this era, they’d change the rules so you could be more physical again.

                                                                          • Jeremy Jackson
                                                                            Jeremy Jackson  5 months back

                                                                            Shaq was one of a kind but to insinuate that he'd average forty today is ludicrous. He'd have to remain in shape to even keep up with today's pace and he was a great defender but would he be mobile enough on the perimeter to guard today's evolved five man??

                                                                            • Jeremy Jackson
                                                                              Jeremy Jackson  5 months back

                                                                              If it's "offensive player of the year" it's clearly Harden, but it's MVP and Giannis plays BOTH ends of the floor exceptionally well so Giannis would have my vote

                                                                              • Joe Leo
                                                                                Joe Leo  5 months back

                                                                                Stop saying best player on the best team. This is not a valid argument with east west divisions. Put Bucks to the west and see if the are still the best.

                                                                                • rdmw White
                                                                                  rdmw White  5 months back

                                                                                  Shaq swear up and down he “wasn’t allowed to showcase his skill set because everybody wanted him to be a traditional big” no you stop running the floor and skill set became limited because you became fat big fella !

                                                                                  • Nuno Diniz
                                                                                    Nuno Diniz  5 months back

                                                                                    And Shaquille was better at 24. Not much. But he was.

                                                                                    • Nuno Diniz
                                                                                      Nuno Diniz  5 months back

                                                                                      Harden already missed a couple of seasons where he should have been MVP. This seems to be another one.

                                                                                      • Sniperflashgaming
                                                                                        Sniperflashgaming  5 months back

                                                                                        And he should be MVP because?? Explain why he should be MVP over Giannis

                                                                                    • TrollinYouNIGGAss Tv
                                                                                      TrollinYouNIGGAss Tv  5 months back

                                                                                      Where is Russell Westbrook why they always forget about him