FS1 host Nick Wright is a big LeBron James fan, but even he admits that LeBron hasn’t been playing at a top level in recent years.
Earlier this week, during an interview, Giannis Antetokounmpo raised some eyebrows when he said he believes that LeBron is still the player in the world.
Giannis Antetokounmpo says LeBron James is still the best player in the world
"He obviously gets credit, but I think we've got to give him more credit. Doing it for 18 years guys, that's hard." https://t.co/SIiknHUo5t
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“It’s interesting to me how LeBron is still [in] one of the best shapes [of] his life and being the best player in the world and still being in year 18,” he told Marca Basket. “Like, that’s really interesting. I want to know how he does that. He’s been consistent for 18 years. He’s always there. He’s always showing up. That’s unbelievable.
“He obviously gets credit, but I think we’ve got to give him more credit. Doing it for 18 years guys, that’s hard. And hopefully, hopefully I can be there. Hopefully, I can do this for 18 years, 20 years. That’s the goal.”
During his show on Friday, Wright said he disagreed with Giannis’ assessment and didn’t think LeBron has been the best player in the world for quite some time.
“I’ve said in the last couple of years that Giannis is the best player in the world, far be it for me to disagree with Giannis… we do need to give him [James] more credit. It’s been a long time since I’ve said LeBron James is the best player in the world. I said it was Giannis.”