Giannis Antetokounmpo vs LeBron James is perhaps the greatest rivalry in all of basketball! While Giannis is 24 and LeBron is 34, the two are already being compared because Giannis is indeed showing the signs of becoming a legend of the sport like James before him.
Let us take a closer look at the career of the two basketball heavyweights and see how Giannis compares to LeBron when he was 24.
Giannis Antetokounmpo vs LeBron James: the Age Difference
Separated by ten years, it is only fair to compare Giannis with LeBron when the latter was 24. When LeBron ‘the king’ James was 24, he had made his first appearance for the all-stars and had won the scoring title while averaging 30 points per game. He also won his first MVP trophy at that age.
Now let us compare Giannis Antetokounmpo vs LeBron James at age 24. Giannis averages close to 20 points per game, but is yet to win his first MVP award. Heh as impressed a number of people but is he even close to what The King was back when he was 24? The answer to that is arguably, no.
Giannis Antetokounmpo vs LeBron James is a No Contest
If he ever wants to become as popular as LeBron is, Giannis needs to win an MVP trophy, get the championship ring and win his team the tournament! Till then, while comparisons will always be made, the actual statistics will never do justice to him.