Luka Doncic was full of praise for Giannis Antetokounmpo following the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks game. On Sunday night, the Bucks handed the Mavericks a 124-115 defeat. Doncic had a team-high for the Mavericks of 27 points, five rebounds, and 12 assists.
On the other side, Antetokounmpo had a game-high of 30 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. After the game, Doncic admitted that Antetokounmpo is "almost impossible to stop." "It's hard to go against a guy like that. He's the best player in the NBA right now.
He's almost impossible to stop. It's really fun to see him play, but it's not that fun to go against him," Doncic said of Antetokounmpo, per ESPN. Antetokounmpo, who will turn 28 next month, is a two-time NBA MVP. "He improves every day.
He works really hard, you can see it. He works on everything. He works on his shot, and he's gotten better at a lot of things. He just gets better every day," Doncic added.
Antetokounmpo responds to Doncic
After Doncic showered Antetokounmpo with praises, the Greek responded by showing his respect and appreciation for the Slovenian.
"No matter wins or losses, just being respected by your peers, it's always a good feeling. I always love playing against the best players in the league. He's an incredible player, incredible talent, arguably one of the most talented players I've ever seen in my lifetime.
It's unbelievable what he can do for himself and his team," Antetokounmpo said of Doncic. Antetokounmpo is widely considered among the best basketball players in the world, with some believing he is the best basketball player in the world.
But whenever Antetokounmpo gets asked about those conversations, he always takes a very humble approach. Recently, Antetokounmpo made it clear he does not consider himself as the face of the NBA. “Do I feel like I’m one of the faces of the league? Yes.
LeBron is. LeBron’s still playing. Steph just won a championship, KD’s still hooping. Embiid’s killing. Jokic back-to-back MVP. Luka Magic. There’s a lot of people out there. I want to be like Tim Duncan. I want to disappear.
You put me in the face of the league. I’m trying to disappear from it," Antetokounmpo said. Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo has been great at the start of this season and the Bucks own a 14-5 record.